Sitting around on my deck waiting for the doctor to see me about my knee has me thinking about where I would rather be. What with the weather finally turning nice and the world beckoning I would love to pack my bags and head for somewhere exotic.
Anybody want to go with me? Here are some choices I have been thinking about:
I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. It can be great for romance or for pulling off a crazy stunt on a mutual friend.
I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. Although, you are likely to learn a lot of juicy gossip while relaxing at the cafes.
I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have been there several times, thanks to my friends, family, and work. Lately, I have gone there after reading the news, most particularly the political commentaries.
I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I’m not too much on physical activity right now with my bum knee.
I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often. If you linger too long you can fall into the depths of Depression or land on its sister island, Anxiety.
I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. I have also been on Sinking Sands and prefer not to go there again.
Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I go there more often as I’m getting older.
One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!
I may even have been in Continent, but if so, I’d rather forget what country I was in. It’s an age thing again.
My travel fantasy is over. I am bound to remain close to home for a few more months at least. If you have gotten a chuckle from this, I invite you to pass this on to at least one other unstable person. That way you will be doing your part to provide a Mental Health Day for someone.
Now, from one unstable person to another... I hope everyone is happy in your head. We’re all doing pretty well in mine as I sit here marking the hours and days until I can walk again anywhere I wish.
PS. I must confess I plagiarized the basic travelogue from an anonymous someone in an email and added lots to it for the fun of it. Telling you this I hope keeps me from being hung by my thumbs in some courthouse somewhere. Meet you here again in a couple of weeks.
Evelyn King is a preaching elder at the Community Presbyterian Church with graduate work in values education from San Francisco Theological Seminary and a BA in psychology/social science. She is a past director of the Healy Senior Center and the facilitator of senior fitness exercise.