TIE ME TO THE END OF A KITE
"Oh, tie me to the end of a kite
So I can go on, I can go on with my life
Every time the wind blows stronger,
I will feel my spirit rise
I just want to go away from here"
From "Kite Song" by Rosie Thomas
I just want to go away from here.
And apparently, I'm not even being very subtle.
Yesterday I bought new running shoes and I came home, showed them to STM. "See? Aren't they great? I'm thinking of doing another marathon! I wasn't thinking of doing a marathon, I was just thinking about fitness, but the guy that sold me the shoes asked if I was going to do the Portland Marathon, and I told him that no, summer was hard to train with the kids home, the heat, the conflicting vacation schedules, etc., and he said..."
STM cut me off. "I know where this is going."
"You do?" I asked, because really, I wasn't sure where "this" was going.
"Yes. You are dying to get on an airplane. You want out of here. Now you're thinking of distant marathons so you can have a reason to leave town."
Totally busted, so I did what all mature people do who are well invested in a 20+ year relationship, I lied. "That's not true! I'm just telling you what the guy at the RUNNING store said."
But he knows and I know, that I just want to go away from here.
It's been a long summer.
The next person that says, "I can't believe how fast the summer went," is going down.
You've been warned.
* Photo from www.gifttrap.com