For as long as I could remember,
I wanted to visit Europe.
I dreamed of visiting the Eiffel Tower
and the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Paris,
Buckingham Palace in London
The National Archeological Museum in Athens Greece,
or The Colosseum, in Rome Italy.
but then I moved to Maryland/ Washington DC
and being surrounded by people that looked like me, I felt like a fish in water.
It was so in my element.
It was the best time of my life, and also the worse
indirectly caused by effects of 9-11;
Then I moved back to the Midwest, then to Oregon,
and sometimes feeling like a fish, floundering, choking, completely out of a water,
my desire to visit Europe is now
either completely gone, or it's been pushed further down a new list
I didn't realize I had.