We have spent the last two days touring Jehovah’s Witnesses’ headquarters. What did I see there? Lots of beautiful, beautiful places, people and artwork. I even knew a couple of the volunteers there. I was thoroughly impressed by what I saw. I will post the pictures when I have some time on the way home.
Yesterday, we also went to Times Square, and I was impressed by what I saw there too. So many people from all over the world, so many flashing lights and neon signs and places to go and things to do! New York City is overwhemling when you’re used to living in Detroit. Our town square is more of a 9-5 place. Detroit is a commuter town. Hardly anyone lives downtown anymore.
I want to move to New York now, terribly, terribly.
The highlight of my day yesterday was I had a chance to read this diary entry at the Apollo Theater. Yes, that Apollo. When I move out here, I intend to be a regular on Amateur Wednesday every Wednesday.
I don’t tell a lot of people that I am a writer in real life. Even if I do mention it, very few people get to read what I write. I’m kind of private about it because I don’t want to be judged. Yesterday, everybody was taken aback at my skill. I hestitate to use the word “talent”. But I’ve been writing for 14 years of my life. I should have some skill by now.
“That poem was… very deep.” said the brother running the tour.
Even Dante was impressed. “Wow. “, he said, as he embraced me. “I didn’t know you had that in you.”
Anyway… the main reason I’m writing about this trip is to commerate it. This is the most spontaneous thing I have ever done in my life. I am extremely pleased with my choice to come here, even if it was last minute.
21 is the year of “yes”— yes to new experiences, yes to new people, yes to risk-taking, yes to growth, yes to love, yes to openness, yes,yes,yes,yes,yes.
I’ve spent my whole life saying “NO” to things that could have changed it.
This week has taught me the power of “yes”.
I can’t wait to post the rest of my pictures!