The future is a dark cloud, Christmas is kicking down the front door, and I’ve got a million things to do around the house.
So naturally I’m taking off for Honolulu this morning.
Yes, I decided that I needed a little more adventure in my life so I booked this trip a few months ago.
Now that the day has finally arrived all I can do is think of my dear mother’s words whenever I did something totally ridiculous.
“Oh, Robert,” she’d say. “Whatever possessed you!”
Indeed. What the hell did possess me? I don’t know, but whatever the crazy spirit was it seems to have hit the road and left me here with a chorus of jangled nerves.
I always freak before taking long trips. It’s kind of my thing. And I’ve made the Hawaii trip before, traveling to the Big Island with my family to celebrate Christmas several years ago.
But now I’m on my own and juggling so many worries I could land a gig on the Ed Sullivan Show.
No matter. I’m on my way and I know my mother would’ve been very proud to see me overcome my fear and travel to some place new. Maybe her spirit has possessed me.
I’ll be hard to reach for a while, so everybody behave, eat your vegetables and let’s see if we can regroup before the year runs out.