while i was on the road heading into washington, d.c., i got a phone call from my facebook friend sarah. she lives with her parents in detroit and is a beautiful, funny gal with a big heart and a great future. sarah doesn’t leave her house and suffers with agoraphobia.
sarah is considering moving to texas to be with her boyfriend. what a wonderful future they might have. but sarah is worried about the eighteen hour drive. if it is difficult to leave the house to walk to the corner market, an eighteen hour trip is going to be a challenge. in her favor is that her boyfriend is an understanding and caring man and he will be driving (sarah doesn’t have a driver’s license).
i told her that she won’t be making an eighteen hour trip. she’ll be making a series of hour or two hour trips or maybe half hour trips, or maybe even fifteen minute trips. i asked her to consider purchasing an air card so that she can be connected to the internet and can distract herself by doing much of what she does when she’s at home.
and of course, i invite some friends into my home.
sarah, you got this trip! you can travel because the whole world, well, it ain’t an oyster, it ain’t a small world after all, no, no, the world is YOUR home!