I’m sitting here in a hotel room in Down Town Toronto. Being from a small town in Newfoundland, Toronto is just a rat race. It’s close to 12 am on a Friday night and the activity outside my hotel is equal to that of a thousand Christmas Eve’s back home.
I live a simple life, on a simple Island on the North East coast of Canada. Though my work often takes me to places like Toronto, Manhattan, Indianna and the like, there really is no place like home. Sure, back at home I can’t run down the road for certain things that you find in a big city, yet, I am content in that small town with it’s small ways.
Tonight as I type this, I think of my beautiful pregnant wife. She is well asleep now as her clock reads 1.5 hrs ahead of mine. Matthew and the other kids all tucked safe and sound in a quiet town where you can sleep at night with your doors unlocked. This gives me solace while being so far from home.
I don’t often get this lonely while being away; Yet tonight, I feel as if I am worlds apart from my family. I guess I will never be a suitable for upcoming Mars missions. grin
I know we all get lonely from time to time; tonight is my turn. It’s been a long day with plenty of stress. Plenty of stress and plenty to follow tomorrow as well. I will be happy when this trip is through and the airport is my next direction of travel.
That being said, I have relieved a fraction of loneliness as well as stress just from just typing this note. Thanks for taking time to ready this Non-Shop Talk message and hopefully this finds you at home where you’re kids are within earshot and your wife is within hugging distance.
-- Michael and Matthew