You've been waiting for this. I know you have.
I feel like Keanu Reeves as Neo in the Matrix when he says, "I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid… you're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."
My Matrix-like message, the one that I know you were waiting for is that yes, I do feel alone sometimes. I'm not sure I feel more "alone" here than I did before. Actually, as I ponder the thought, I feel a lot less alone here than I did in Atlanta. Yes, I moved somewhere I didn't know a soul, but I made friends – good friends – easily. Yes, Aspen is more of a challenge in that people come and go so often. Some are here only for the summer. Some leave in the off-season. And others have projects that take them elsewhere for stretches at a time.
This song says it all…