Monday, August 8, 2016

The Vacation Effect

One of my favorite scenes in the movie "A Thousand Clowns" happens when Murray Burns is told he must get back to reality. "I'll only go as a tourist," he replies.

As I reenter my real life, I replay that scene, re-embrace that motto.

I look at the parking garage in Vienna, see not the cars but the stripes of light that make a pattern on the floor.

It's not a bad way to live, as a real-life tourist, seeing the world with fresh eyes. It doesn't last long, this "vacation effect." But I'll take it while I can get it.


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