We left Kalispell early yesterday. Have to say, some of the nicest people on the trip so far have been in Montana. And that is high praise. High praise simply because there have been so many nice people all along our route.
After a long day, we pulled into the Marriott in Seattle and immediately went for a hike; Pike Place and then the Space Needle. Bartowsky was blown away. I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up here. Or possibly New York City. On the other hand, I see him searching for something that is more internal than external, so he could end up anywhere.
Truth be told and ulterior motives laid bare, I would love the opportunity to pursue a new goal. Like the goal of having a pied-à-terre in Seattle or the Big Apple. However, resonance and reason should be in concert with one another. Right now resonance is ruling the day.
I have to mention that this guy, Bartowsky, is amazing.
All parents say that, but Bartowsky truly is. He's currently somewhere between teenage angst and self-discovery, but underneath a strange dichotomy of self-doubt and loathing, mixed with equal measure of bravado and dogged assurance -especially when it comes to politics, is the same tender heart that his mother and I saw in him as a small child.
This good man is so incredibly empathetic towards others, and has a heart for the scarred and down-trodden. He has an eye for good people -no matter what first blush, or society, would say to the contrary. And as his Pops, I have to say that I am amazed by his lack of wisdom when it comes to his self, and on the polar opposite compass point, the magnitude of his wisdom for others.
Bartowsky is salt and light. I am envious of his care.