Friday, September 07, 2007

T minus 12

I'm shipping out in less than 12 hours to start phase 1 of my trip and I'm still not finished packing, organizing and deciding what to bring. I'll be throwing things into bags as Tom's pulling out of the driveway heading for the airport. I just don't like trying to plan ahead for more than 2 days in advance. I live in the moment and have a hard time deciding what shoes I want to wear for dinner tonight so how the hell am I supposed to know how I'll feel a week from Tuesday!?! And don't even get me started on accessorizing. I've pretty much decided it's silver hoops, a Cubs visor and fanny pack for the entire trip. Now if that doesn't scream Ridiculous American Tourist, I don't know what does. Ok so maybe I'll nix the visor.

So why am I online blogging when I still have heaps and mounds to do before I'm out the door tomorrow at 7am? Well because I'm organizing my vacation Playlist on i-tunes so I can jam out to some of my favorite songs while trekking through the ruins of Greece or basking on the black sand beaches. Or riding a donkey through the countryside or diving into a pool of hot springs. Or stuffing my pie hole with Saganaki (that's flaming cheese for those who automatically assume it's some sort of strong booze) though we all know how that will end up. I'm assuming Greece's plumbing systems are up to date? I'm getting off track. Back to the tunes.

One of my new favorite songs is Maybe There's a World by Yusuf Islam or, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens. Not sure on the details why he converted to Islam, but no matter who or what he believes in, he still makes beautiful music. I hope one day we can all live in this world he sings about. It's definitely at the top of my play list.

Peace out!



Maybe There's a World

I have dreamt of a place and time,where nobody gets annoyed,
But I must admit I'm not there yet but something's keeping me going

Maybe there's a world that I'm still to find
Maybe there's a world that I'm still to find
Open up a world and let me in,
Then there'll be a new life to begin

I have dreamt of an open world,
Borderless and wide
Where the people move from place to place
And nobody's taking sides

Maybe there's a world that I'm still to find
Maybe there's a world that I'm still to find
Open up a world and let me in,
Then there'll be A new life to begin

I've been waiting for that moment
To arrive
All at once the palace of peace
Will fill My eyes - how nice!

Maybe there's a world that I'm still to find
Maybe there's a world that I'm still to find
Open up a world and let me in,
Then there'll be A new life to begin

I've been waiting for that moment
To arrive
All at once the wrongs of the world,
Will be put right - how nice!

4 comments:

Christina Shaver said...

Have a fun trip!!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN said...

You've been gone waaaaay too long...I miss you! Come back already! :-)

Christina Shaver said...

I hope you come back soon too. And what poor soul is taking care of Chumley?

ChiTown Girl said...

I know you won't see this until you come back, but I miss you SOOO much! I can't wait to hear all about your adventures abroad. And you can call them "Adventures from Abroad by A Broad!!" tee hee