I’m in Panama City!
I wanted to show you an image of Panama City — a huge, gleaming, bustling, vibrant, fabulous and dazzling urban landscape — but WordPress (or SOMETHING) is preventing this1 from happening this morning.
It’s not MY fault, is what I’m trying to say. So that’s a relief.
Panama City is white and shining, with surprising accents of colored illuminations. That also describes a place of snow and ice, punctuated by lingering Christmas lights. But it’s not. So that’s a relief.
From the comments I got on yesterday’s post, I know (1) there’s no pressure to post on my vacation and (2) people are happy to receive what I can give. So that’s a relief.
My traveling companion, Peggy, tells me that the plane we’re taking today to Boquete may be a more familiar size than I expected.
I bet you thought I was going to write “So that’s a relief.”
However, I realize this: I am ready for anything, with no investment in the outcome, thanks to a lot of people.
That, to me, is the very definition of “relief.”
Well, I usually try to end my posts with some sort of visual punch, but that’s not a possibility today.
I know! I’ll ask for help.
Everybody, reading out there? Please, take a moment, and a breath.
What images come to your mind, in response to the word “relief”?
Feel free to describe and share.
Thanks to everybody who has ever felt any kind of relief of any sort2 and to you — of course! — for reading today.
1 Other things that are slow or not working at all, here in WordPress/Panama City: my usual way of creating a new post, adding links to previous posts, adding tags, and saving post drafts. I will be very surprised if this post publishes this morning. But you know what? That’s okay. (Pssst! It’s another relief!)
2 One of my more blatant attempts to include EVERYBODY in my expressions of gratitude, don’t you think?