Flying Thru the Clouds
I love metaphors. Take my headline. Even in prison, I’m flying high on life. A cliché. But I’m finding a level of peace in the least likely place. Clouds – moments past and present. I plow through some, but more often I soar, no longer willing to define myself by past poor choices.
Sometimes I literally flew through the clouds. I was a flight attendant for seventeen years. 31 countries. 40 states. 174 cities. So much more to seal my bucket list? Argentina, Antarctica, and Montana. Faves? Auckland, Maine, Paris; but how can I really choose? I have special memories in all I’ve set foot.
I lose myself in music – Streisand (duh! I’m gay. Don’t we all love her?!), Kyle Minogue, Blue October, Lizzo, and Tina Turner. I’m drawn to older television: Twilight Zone, Battlestar Gallactica (remake), Lost, and St. Elsewhere. A dark, well-crafted film like Schindler’s List, Life is Beautiful, Awakenings or Citizen Kane inspires introspection. I’ll read Steinbeck’s The Pearl repeatedly for its lessons; the musical Les Miserables transports me to a world I swear I now! And I’ve an unhealthy obsession with political news coverage. Also, I’m I fancy myself a budding writer. Lastly, fave memory? Backpacking the Sierras with brother, mom, and pop.
Most significantly – November 1st, 2017 – my “clean” date, without which the previous 221 words disappear. Let’s start a convo! Thanks for reading. Be well.
Rolf Rathmann #46868-044
Forrest City Low FCI
PO Box 9000
Forrest City, AR 72336
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