Constant Conversation

Friday chatter on an early summer weekend.  The air is buzzing with the excited energy of twentysomethings who waited months for these nights to arrive.  Gossip & posturing; dresses & polo shirts.  Most all of which can be found connected to a fruity cocktail or a craft beer in hand.

Sober city nightlife for me has taken on a more observational & less participatory tone.  Especially along a burgeoning cityscape…there is much for the eyes & ears to pick up on.  Snippets here and there always pique my curiosity as to what these people do in all their time not flitting between bars clubs pubs & dives.

What a culture, eh?  Thing is, it has pretty much always been one I was an observer and less a participant of.  See, the average person who drinks on Friday & Saturday nights doesn’t usually go too far beyond that.  For me, those were just the times where more people were doing what I duh, was already obviously going to be doing.  “Peak hours,” if you will.  You’re not really a contributing socialite if you’re always “socializing.”  There has to be a balance — that is what we lack, as addicts and alcoholics.

And that is what I strive to reach.  Balance.  Life will pull you a million different directions each hurtling away from one another at a million miles an hour.  You can only travel one path at any given moment.  Start from your home — from within yourself.  Take one step at a time.  Go one day at a time.  The world isn’t going to crumble around you because you did or did not “do” today.

Yeah, we’ll get there.



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