I finally got to drive down the 10 today. I haven't been on that interstate since... 1994, maybe?
I noticed as I drove to visit Kathy that I could live here. It's beautiful. There are mountains, and that sort of deserted beauty that a desert seems to have. Where Kathy lives, you can see crazy numbers of stars. And the weather kicks butt.
Thing is, there are lots of beautiful places I could live.
Colorado. Now that's beautiful. I could live there for sure.
California: also beautiful. Seeing the ocean put my mind in such a good place back when I lived there in 1993 and 1994. I could use that sort of calm mind on a regular basis.
Germany... it's been years since I've been there (December of 1987 and January of 1988), but from what I remember, plenty of beautiful stuff.
Sydney: Also plenty of beauty. The nearby Blue Mountains were also very beautiful.
London and other bits of England: loved them. Could easily live there.
Heck, I even found beauty in New York City. Not a traditional and natural beauty, mind you, but more of a beauty that comes from the sheer life force of a place.
So the big question in my mind is this: Why don't I notice the beauty around me back home?
The follow-up question in my mind is this: What do you mean you don't notice the beauty around you back home? What do you think taking a picture a day is all about?
The follow-up statement to that follow-up question is: Okay, that was two questions. Two questions can't be a follow-up question. That's a follow-up question with a follow-the-follow-up-question question.
And the follow up statement to that follow-up statement is: Yeah, whatever. You still understood my point, right?
And from there: What do you mean? I am you!
And finally: Would you both just shut up so I can get back to the point?
My point is, familiarity may not breed contempt, but it does breed a kind of laissez-faire attitude about having an opinion one way or the other about the view.
But Arizona is really kinda beautiful. That was my original point. Kyrie might not appreciate how I took it down the road instead of around the block, but I made it back with it, didn't I?