Monday, August 13, 2012


I always know something's going on when I start to get restless. As I am these days. I know what it is, and it's easily fixed. More writing, less second-guessing. All will be well. But until I get back in my rhythm, I am restless.

I have suspected it for a few days, but just really got it today, sending an email to a friend. See, just recently, Lithus and I made the conscious, deliberate decision that we would stop looking outward and elsewhere and beyond. We love New Orleans. Love it. And no, we really don't want to leave unless the reason for leaving is massively worth leaving. Manhattan? Boston? Sure. Absolutely. Missoula, MT? Hoboken, NJ? You know...really not so much. Which is why it took me a little while to realize I was restless this time. Because I am happy, and I do love where I am, and I want to stay here.

But I've spent the last few days not being satisfied with this:

Or this:

Or even this:

No, I realized I was restless when I found myself thinking that this:

photo by Vivienne Gucwa
or this:

could make my life so much different.

The truth, however, is that if I'm not writing in New Orleans, I won't be writing in New York or Puerto Rico. If I'm second guessing myself here, I'll second guess myself there, too. The geographic cure only works when the problem is the geographic location, no matter how restless you are.

Because really, there ain't a damn thing wrong with this:

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


Hermes said...

No matter where you go, there you are. I am on your frequency, my friend.

MikeC said...

Ah, Get Off My Lawn, you stole my thunder! "Everywhere I go, there I am." So true!

BostonPobble said...

GOML! ~ Somehow, I am not surprised you are on this same frequency.

Mike Christie ~ Exactly! :D

Ian Lidster said...

I too get that restless, itchy-twitchy feeling. If I were a US citizen I'd opt for many parts of Oregon, San Diego and especially Hawaii. But I'd also love to visit New Orleans.

BostonPobble said...

Ian ~ It's always nice to learn I'm not alone. And I *highly* recommend a visit to NOLA.

Appsrus said...

Beautiful images! Thanks