I can’t know about everything.

My friend and neighbor put an ad on Facebook this morning that she had bantam chicks for sale.

That was kind of exciting….we need some chickens again.

But….we’re not ready for them yet….so I’ll have to skip them.

I can get excited about stuff that’s close to home.

But…..and…..yet……CHECK THIS OUT!!

Who knew that Flagstaff was so cool….or that it was a place where athletes might congregate….or that it was SO COOL?!!!!

I guess that it just goes to show….once again….that I CAN’T KNOW EVERYTHING.

I thought, “It must be pretty darn hot in Arizona…..out there in the desert….out there with all the cactus and sand and sun-battered adobe and rattlesnakes.”

That’s what I thought….and then I see all these people running up a hill that looks like it’s up in Colorado….or out in Idaho.

Who knew that it was like that?

I guess that’s what’s good about a little study of GEOGRAPHY…..it gives you a chance to figure out what’s out there in the world.

I never got a handle on what might be behind the squiggles on the maps, though.

No matter where I drive, I’m never completely sure where I’m going to end up.

It all changes with the weather, anyway.

You have to bloom where you’re planted.

You have to love where you are…..every minute.

You have to love the people who share the space you’re in.

YOU HAVE TO. PERIOD.

Your life is going to be a long string of crummy if you don’t figure that out at some point.

But…..in the same breath….”where you’re planted” isn’t a static thing.

Rubber on the wheel is there for a reason.

We can still buy gasoline.

The world is our oyster.

So…..be happy where you are….but….mobile and anticipatory…..waiting for the next movement…..little Chris Columbus’…..setting off towards the setting sun…..chasing daylight.

Flagstaff?

Hmmmmmmmm……

Why not?

Why not…..anything?!

It’s a big world….and I’M A BIG BOY!!!

 

 

 

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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