16 October 2016

Destin, 2016

So here we are, a few feet from where I wrote the initial post for "Pitchpull" in 2005.
It's been a month since I've posted here.
Hard to explain what's going on in my heart...
I've come to the realization that the country I was willing to die for no longer exists...
How is it such a large portion of my countrymen are willing to vote for an admitted socialist?

I... we, have to move on.
But for me, this is like learning an alternative way to breathe.

Destin Florida is one of the more beautiful places on the face of the earth.
Near last-minute changes find us planning on spending our Winter here again.
(It's hard, but someone has to do it.)

Back home now, at least four people we know and love are dealing with critical health issues.
Survivor guilt... it's hard to be here enjoying an adult beverage on the balcony overlooking the Gulf while we know others are praying, frantically hoping for a miracle.
We want to be here, but we simultaneously want to be home comforting those we love.
Instant communication is wonderful, until it isn't.

Think I'm confused and conflicted?
You're right.

We have a spare bedroom.
We've offered it often.
In three years it's been used three times, one week each.
Let us know you're interested. I need the chance to vent...

We'll leave the light on for ya.



Old NFO said...

Thoughts and prayers for those back at home. But you're right, it's NOT the country we served faithfully. Take the scraps of time when you can and enjoy the hell out of them. Y'all have earned that! I might see if I can wander down that way after the first of the year.

Anonymous said...

We have decided to try to enjoy each moment we have together. Sounds like you all have been doing that too. Would love to see Destin. Sounds. Beautiful. Venting is good for the soul!!