And I come full circle.

It happens every day on the DTLA streets.  You are walking down Broadway or around Pershing Square and there is someone having a very intense and sometimes rather boisterous conversation…with themselves.  Those are the people that I generally avoid.  Not because I’m afraid of them, but because you never want to be too close just in case.  Self-preservation.

In fact, it happened this very morning.  I was walking along my normal route between home and office when someone was having a fairly serious debate with themselves.  It took me a few moments to realize that person was me.

Yes, on this very day, DTLA has finally caught up to me. It is true that generally I have a running dialogue going on in my head about the day’s tasks, work that needs to be done, or thinking through whatever shenanigans I found myself involved in the night before. But it seems with several topics and necessary decisions to be made, my mind was overflowing with confused and jumbled thoughts that made no sense at all and required some serious sorting.  Unfortunately, that sorting took place on the streets of the city and in earshot of many of my fellow pedestrians.

Well, my dear DTLA, you have finally and wholeheartedly won me over.  Now I may never be able to leave…

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I’m walkin’ here!

We’ve all had those days where things seem a bit off.  From about Wednesday on I felt it slowly building.  Something doesn’t feel quite right, I kept thinking.  Am I getting enough sleep?  Am I eating right?  I know I’m not exercising because my ankle has been the size of a baseball for a week, but that can’t be the only thing wrong.  What is it?

Sunday morning I sat down with a friend and explained in detail the goings on of the week and weekend trying to figure out what cosmic shift happened in the universe.  The Perseid meteor shower was in full force plus a full moon, was the combination wreaking havoc on my life?

It took one final story about what transpired between a driver of an automobile and me on Saturday for my friend to say, “Oh, you’re having an anxious New York moment instead of a zen-ful Los Angeles one.” Continue reading

I'm walkin' here!

We’ve all had those days where things seem a bit off.  From about Wednesday on I felt it slowly building.  Something doesn’t feel quite right, I kept thinking.  Am I getting enough sleep?  Am I eating right?  I know I’m not exercising because my ankle has been the size of a baseball for a week, but that can’t be the only thing wrong.  What is it?

Sunday morning I sat down with a friend and explained in detail the goings on of the week and weekend trying to figure out what cosmic shift happened in the universe.  The Perseid meteor shower was in full force plus a full moon, was the combination wreaking havoc on my life?

It took one final story about what transpired between a driver of an automobile and me on Saturday for my friend to say, “Oh, you’re having an anxious New York moment instead of a zen-ful Los Angeles one.” Continue reading