“I didn’t think about my lady
I know that sounds kinda mean
, But me and my old lady
Had fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the paper
Took out a personal ad
And though I’m nobody’s poet
I thought it wasn’t half bad”
Rupert Holmes wrote and sang Escape as it became a hit in 1979. It is based on a true story if you google to ask the question. But my question is, who does not need to escape for just a few minutes, hours, days, or weeks? Taking a little time to escape helps you to get to the roots of who you are, where you have been, what you have learned, and how you are going to continue to grow.
Each year we take a scheduled break to now a familiar place. It makes it a better visit when you begin to know your way around and can venture out to explore other areas. We found new places we did not see during our first visit. But one thing remained the same; the calmness found when listening to the waves and looking out to the beauty of the gulf.
During the moments of peace, your mind can settle long enough to catch up with your thoughts. Instead of responding or reacting to everything, time to think through and transfer the information gathered into a decision not reflected in quick emotional situations.
Have you read the book, How do you kill 11 Million People? By Andy Andrews? He is in the area I visited, and I was able to pick up one of his signed books. I have all his books, and I encourage you to read them.
How do you kill 11 Million People, released in January of 2012. This is the book overview listed on www.thriftbooks.com, where you can pick up a copy.
How do you get away with the murder of 11 million people? The answer is simple–and disturbing. You lie to them. Learn how you can become an informed, passionate citizen who demands honesty and integrity from your leaders. In this nonpartisan New York Times bestselling book, Andy Andrews emphasizes that seeking and discerning the truth is of critical importance and that believing lies is the most dangerous thing you can do. You’ll be challenged to become a more careful student of the past, seeking accurate, factual accounts of events that illuminate choices our world faces now, by considering how the Nazi German regime was able to carry out over eleven million institutional killings between 1933 and 1945, Andrews advocates for an informed population that demands honesty and integrity from its leaders and each other. Does this short, thought-provoking book pose questions like What happens to a society where truth is absent? How can we tell the difference between the “good guys and the “bad guys”? How does the answer to this question affect our country, families, faith, and values? Does it matter that millions of ordinary citizens aren’t participating in the decisions that shape the future of our country? Which is more dangerous: politicians with ill intent, or the too-trusting population that allows such people to lead them? This is a wake-up call: we must become informed, passionate citizens or suffer the consequences of our ignorance and apathy. We can no longer measure a leader’s worth by the yardsticks provided by the left or the right. Instead, we must use an unchanging standard: the pure, unvarnished truth.
I enjoyed being disconnected from the devices and media and enjoying the nature provided to me. My thoughts provided me with opportunities to think about many things. Now it is time to put all of those thoughts together to share.
What thoughts do you have you would like to share? Any places you recommend to escape to? We love the Gulf Coast! My favorite place to escape to is my back porch! It is even better if my grandchildren are with me!