The trip seemed so far away
when I booked it.
Time seems to have a way of moving at its own pace,
sometimes too fast and
sometimes too slow.
The mindfulness people tell us that
today is all we have,
and I know what they mean,
but I like to have things to anticipate,
plans and dreams.
I suppose I live in the future,
creating my packing list,
immersed in my daydreams and guidebooks,
imagining myself in some other place,
on the other side of the ocean,
visiting museums and historic spots,
being in buildings erected
before the first ship sailed west.
It seemed so far away
when this trip was just a dream,
and now it is here.