Remember that movie What About Bob? And Bob, the main character, has this great line where he says, “I’m taking a vacation from my PROBLEMS!”
My dad loves that movie. He came to visit this week. He’s working in the northern end of the state (where I live) but he’s also doing a little road-tripping and visiting of children. And we kept quoting this line to each other (it’s probably only funny if you’ve seen Bill Murray say it in the movie).
So I actually don’t have that many problems. But I’m kind of a wimp so I like to pretend I do and think about taking vacations from them. My problems right now mostly stem from 1) my inability to write anything good this week and 2) the way I like to not clean my house and then 3) be annoyed that it is never clean.
My husband took this picture of a bookshop in Cambridge this summer. (He called me while he was there and said, “They have a first edition Dylan Thomas. Should I buy it for you?” And I said no because it was super pricey but I loved that he asked.) I think this would be the perfect place for a vacation from your PROBLEMS. Let’s all pretend we’re there right now in Cambridge reading books in a used bookshop and then going for a walk along the river Cam. Let’s. Want to join me?