I moved from KC, MO to Florida just over a year ago. I still miss it from time to time, even in paradise. You can only take so many palm trees before you look at them like oaks. But it’s better living off-island and near a river now! And I see pines from our place.
Watching the sunset over seas
Enjoying tropical island breeze
But watching this sun set behind the trees
Brings me to my thankful knees
These trees give some permanance
To these limitless firmaments
Sailing from every temporal shore
Can leave a wanderer wanting more
Grounded with grass and pines in the yard
Make living in paradise not so hard LOL
The sun sets on our time in KC.
I’ve lived in KC my whole life. I was a proud Missourian. I will always be a Kansas Citian, deep down in my heart. And I will always bleed blue. ❤ Royals!
My time in KC will be a love letter. One that I read over and over for the rest of my life.
KC, you made me. Cradled me. Rocked me to sleep on the shores of your streams. And carried me down on your soft, rolling hills. Sweet, cut alfalfa in the spring and hickory smoke in the fall. Worlds of Fun. Town Topic. Fort Osage. Grain Valley Eagles. Hair curlers on top of Bartle Hall. And friends. And Mom.
I won’t forget you. In fact, I will miss you. Deeply.
I’ll miss your flowers and birds. Your trails and trees. Your friendly people and amazing places. BBQ and steak done right. Your simple way of doing things and your down-to-earth/down-to-business demeanor.
But I won’t miss your snow, ice, roads, bridges and freezing temps. Sorry. LOL
It is time for us to go. We will now be beach bums in Venice, Florida. 400 yards from the ocean and sand. Every time I get near the ocean, I feel like I’m home. I can breathe here. I can relax here. I can LIVE here. It’s certainly a fountain of youth and tranquility.
I love you, KC. But the beach got me like dis.
We are moving today. I haven’t said anything because I couldn’t handle the enormity of it. It’s a relief to finally say. We love you, Friends, Mom. We’ll be back for visits. Wish us well. :*