This is it. The biggest festival of the year hits town. It’s a beautiful sunny Friday afternoon and the crowds are already out.
Last night after work I walked around for awhile and then hung out at my favorite bar. It was overall pretty quite, and I did not hang around long. Tonight after work should be different. I expect the town will be packed to the rafters. Usually on the festival weekend the bars are so full you can hardly move. Should be some interesting people watching.
I’m sure I will run into a lot of people I know. I ran into a few peeps last night, and had some good conversation. Of course, I also had to deal with a few random drunken conversations. When I was drunk I must have been oblivious to these weird drunken talks. Drunk people seem so much more drunk now LOL!!! Slurring, drooling, unintelligible gurgling hehe. Frankly, it shocks me a bit.
Is there a story here about the life of average Americans? Or, a story about humans in general? Is this really where we are?
When I was young I wished that I lived in the far future. Present day society always seemed so primitive 🙂 I’m not gonna lie. Going sober can reveal some stark truths about life. During the days of drinking my brain was weakened and more susceptible to the placating media, and soothing control structures that keep you working like the little cog in the machine that is wanted.
Even under those conditions I was the cog that never fit. Always causing problems for the machine. Never “fitting in” just right. After a month of sobriety my eyes are open again, and the brain is recovering. The shocking truth is now in my face everywhere I go. I can’t just put my mind on cruise control and slide by.
That’s ok. I would rather be aware and freaked out, then oblivious and content.
Time to go and enjoy this wonderful day. I can smell the festival food wafting through my window. I better get out there in the sun.