So I unplugged myself from cyberspace and went upstate for a week, visiting the Adirondacks State Park and Saratoga Springs, as well as Albany’s Pine Bush.
It was great. I feel rejuvenated. I was away from the hustle and bustle of New York City. I didn’t have the clarion calls of doom echoing in my head from constant Internet news flashes. It was nice and peaceful and life at a little slower pace. But now I’m back and the misery of the urban existence continues.
Who am I kidding? The vacation wasn’t an idyllic, carefree romp, but life itself, equally exhilarating and exasperating. But it was nice to be away from the noise and the hustle and bustle, and to see more trees and less people. It was nice not to be distracted by newspapers and email and surfing the web. But the food was only fair, and the finding suitable and affordable accommodations was unsatisfactory. The kids were a handful, as always, but I was glad to have them commune with nature.
Now I’m back to the rat race. I guess I missed the cheese.