Let’s try this again…..

I don’t think my blog I’m Leaving cleared up the reasons behind my move to anyone. So I’ll try this. Ever seen Castles in the Sky? Sure you have. It’s Taylor Steele’s prettiest and most poetic movie. I probably made you watch it last time you came over. Here’s the complete narrative from the film.

Unstuck in The World

There was once a man who became unstuck in the world – he realized that he was not his car, he realized that he was not his job, he was not his phone, his desk or his shoes. Like a boat cut from its anchor, he’d begin to drift.
There was once a man who became unstuck in the world – he took the wind for a map, he took the sky for a clock, and he set off with no destination. He was never lost.
There once was a man who became unstuck in the world – instead of hooks or a net, he threw himself into the sea. He was never thirsty.
There was once a man who became unstuck in the world – with a Polaroid camera he made pictures of all the people he met, and then he gave all the pictures away. He would never forget their faces.
There was once a man who became unstuck in the world – and each person he met became a little less stuck themselves. He traveled only with himself and he was never alone.
There was once a man who’d become unstuck in the world – and he traveled around like a leaf in the wind until he reached the place where he started out. His car, his job, his phone, his shoes – everything was right where he’d left it. Nothing had changed, and yet he felt excited to have arrived here – as if this were the place he’d been going all along.
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I have been carrying this poem around in my head and my heart for the last two years. Does that help you understand why I’m going?
Here’s a clip. The part with Craig Anderson (rad) put to the song Miles Away by Years Around the Sun (hella rad).
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