I just needed to tie my shoes
tie them before they found me
with my bag packed and a handful of money in my wallet
hopefully enough to get me out of town
or at least a sleeping bag
a note expressing love
it was all a lie
I just need to get out
get out before they find me.
So when we were moving I read a lot of blogs about the Seattle area trying to gauge what to expect when we moved to this coast and there’s one thing every blog forgot to mention that I feel like should have been mentioned.
There are Spiders.
Seriously. Spiders. A lot of them.
Giant Hobo spiders, and little spiders, and spiders of all sizes.
The rest of living in the Seattle area is amazing once you get used to busses, bikers, and pedestrians.
I love living around so many different things and people – it’s easy to be vegetarian/pescetarian here, too. Even the steakhouses have some vegetarian options (though obviously limited, but hey, they have it).
Here’s something I didn’t think I’d say: eventually, you do get used to the spiders…a little bit. At first it was terrifying but after a while it’s just normal, and the spider guts that decorate your wall are like advance halloween decorations.
So, there are spiders, too many spiders, but if you’re thinking about making a move from wherever you live to the Seattle area, don’t let the spiders stop you. There are so many wonderful things about living here – events, cool places to eat, neat people, a huge art and tech community….food that comes to your house. I think Seattle may have been too awesome if there wasn’t some kind of downside. So there we have spiders.
/this has been a PSA.
The fortune in the cookie is: “in dreams and reality, nothing is impossible”
I don’t think of six impossible things before breakfast.
But if I did, waking up for breakfast would be one them.
I run on moonlight, in the lunar energy and quiet shadows.
The air is soft and mysterious. Invisible leaves crunch satisfyingly when I step.