Sunday, June 8, 2008

Next to the big house

I'm getting super complacent back in Pennsylvania. I think my mind was healthier in Key West. I know it was. I'm parked in the driveway at my parents house. Here's what that looks like:
I've been stationed here for a majority of the time since getting back to this area. I sleep in the van in Philly or West Chester when hanging out or otherwise convenient - but this is my home base. I'm in the big house while I'm typing this on a laptop that was purchased for me out of the blue. The picture was taken with a digital camera from the same blue. I spend plenty of time in the big house. The parking spot is where I sit for really long periods of time letting my thoughts run amok. I also sleep in the van. I have a paralyzing inability to decide or even picture what to do next. This feels like a possible step in the wrong direction, but I can't express exactly why. Everything is super easy for me still, but I have a nagging feeling that I need to go do something else. Part of this is a built in resentment that I have for getting everything handed to me. I would even call it guilt. But I'm not really resisting the comforts of home (the big house). Why should I feel guilty for having a 24/7 bathroom and shower right next door? And expensive electronics that fall from the sky? I have a really crazy inability to figure out my own feelings sometimes. This, compounded with lots of drinking. Also other personal issues that I can't figure out, like girls. I'd love to just blame all this on something easy. But my brain can't fool itself when something is afoot.

4 comments:

Carrot said...

Maybe you'd feel better if you shared that blue wealth with other van dwellers. :)

No, seriously, I know how you feel. I bet if you just drive away a litte - like, drive for a day and then stop wherever you are - the next thing will come to you.

- Tara/HoboStripper

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Ryan said...

haha i know what you're sayin man. I'm a Canadian living in Korea for a few more months, then i'm buying a van and driving south, picking up my friend/lead singer in Ohio, and starting a rock band in New Orleans. Definitely gonna be living in that van on zero money and busking for food! I savour the fact that even my friends think i'm nuts, but you can see the lust in their eyes when you talk about it.