Saturday, January 20, 2007

Peter, Paul, and Me



A quick update to all that read this little site. I'm actually going to be gone (unlike the non-existant postings) for a week to the sunny shores of Costa Rica to see how coffee is grown and cultivate, picked and processed before it hit the shop I work for as 50lb bags of green coffee beans.

While I haven't been posting much, the cobwebs are slowly dissipating, new and grander visions of the future are brewing, and life is happening (although sometimes I don't feel like it is).

Doug said in a comment about my last post " Hopeless romantic fool. I love it." Well he's right, as most of you that read here know. I am a hopeless romantic. I do honestly believe that love is a conquering force in this Universe. Thank you to everyone that takes the time to comment here. I may not return them all the time, but they are appreciated and make me smile.

I wrote a little something while waiting for my passport to be processed the other day and I thought I'd post it here. Just a little observational poem while having a smoke, sitting by a statue on the streets of San Francisco. He was a little black bird that called out once as he shot through the intersection through the crossing crowd that day. Funny what will inspire us no?

Brazen! Reckless, incredulous
you dart in front of casual glancers, passers by, streaming metal giants.
A single sound issued forth.
A call? An Alarm? An announcement?

The world seems to care naught for you.

Do you care of the world?
And only perhaps one sees you,

watching as you streak to destinations unknown.
Like through liquid you sail past, gone to whither your whim.
And I alone watch you depart through the ethers ushered by a single call.

I've decided to leave with images lately. Pictures to remind me, and you, that there is love and good stuff out there....now let's go get it!!!




Be safe. Be well. Be PROUD! BE LOVED!!

10 comments:

Brad said...

Do you need a friend to accompany you to Costa Rica? Maybe someone to carry your luggage?

I'll volunteer!

Oooo! Pick me!

joey said...

Havew a wonderful time! It sounds like a very very cool trip.

JoeL said...

I'm sure you'll enjoy it!?

I did the trek in Jamaica, it was great.

Have a fun safe trip.

Take lots of pictures!?

Albert said...

It is always great to see a fellow creature and reflect.
Have a great time on your journey and have some (lots) of fun alnong your journey! Remember to have a drink with an umbrella for me.

Scott said...

have a good time down there.. don't get kidnapped and held for randsome... don't get bit by any dangerous bugs.... oh, and keep your feet dry

Lewis said...

Right on, Michael....right on. Have a great trip. Looks like we'll be in the Southern Caribbean the same time you're in CR. Cool!

Rey a.k.a. "Mr. Secret" said...

Have a great time, Michael! Even though I said it on the phone tonight, I hope you have a wonderful time and leave all your worries in NoCal...

I expect a detailed report when you return!

Ryan said...

have a good time! thanx bro 4 all the love and support!

Steve said...

Hope you have an outstanding time!

Marko said...

Wow, this post made me cry...I'm serious. That was beautiful and it moved me so much because of what is going on in my life right at this very moment.
Wow...

Thnx for this post.
Enjoy the trip my friend, take lotsa pix!

Much Love,

-M