I'm using this space to say thank you to those whose lives became intertwined with mine throughout this past decade, for better or for worse (for me, mostly the former; for them, mostly the latter). This was a solitary journey for the majority of the years, yet I didn't do it on my own.
10 Cities / 10 Years has been my purpose (in so many ways) for the majority of my adult life, and to that end I have focused all of my energy and drive. I've sacrificed so much on that altar...
I can't think of any better way to bring 10 Cities / 10 Years to a finish than with a cross country road trip.
For a variety of reasons over the years, I've held on to a great many items. Some for practical purposes, some because they function as a surrogate for my memory and, yes, even some for sentimental reasons. It happens.
There are, in fact, countless versions of my future. I don't know which one I want most.
June 1st, 2005 - June 1st 2015.
I'm gradually acclimating to the idea that I will still be here for a second autumn, winter, spring, summer...
There is nothing sadder than an old love letter, except perhaps an old love letter that was never meant to be a love letter.