I love finding things that are about both SF and Chicago! (This vid is Sufjan playing in SF) Dave Eggers' A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is also on that list.
I'm not listening to this song tonight. I'm too freaked out thinking about Chicago. I haven't been back since I moved, a year and a half ago.
I can't believe tomorrow night I'm going to be in my old neighborhood. I wonder if it will feel like anything has changed? If it will look the same? If I will feel the same?
Those streets are haunted.
And I'm about to face my ghosts, my demons, whatever I've been running from since moving away. The guilt I have felt for not making it work out there.
But, sometimes things come to a close, and that's what happened with me out there. Gawd, I gotta get over it. I tried for 3 years and in the end it was time to move on and come back to my beautiful West Coast. One can only pine for so long. .
I can't wait for breakfast at The Handlebar! And then to post about it. Not to mention seeing all the faces of my dear friends out there! I'm coming guys! I can't wait to see you!
The 30 degree weather I'm not looking forward to so much. Although, there is nothing quite like a brisk Chicago morning...and the feeling of nose hairs freezing together.
Song that inspired my blog post. I directly stole the lyric.