Two of my friends that came were not thrilled to be there. Bothered by the crowds and waiting, they had something to eat and rushed home to watch TV shows. Now, I know not everyone has to like the same things I like, but I think something is lost when we forfeit real human connection for the cold glow of a TV set. Being around (and enjoying) other humans is what a festival/fair is all about--heck, it's what life is all about. When did it become hard for people to just let things be? Everyday, I've been trying to focus on taking in all the happenings around me and not worrying about what needs to get done the rest of the day. In other words, stop and smell the roses, dammit.
Or in this case, stop and smell the italian food. That's amore!
Yummy pizza comparable to italy at Isola Pizza Bar.
Because by leaving early they missed a few great things:
- Running into Big Al the harmonica player, who *attempted* to play "My Cherie Amour" when I requested it.
- Brie the bartender giving me a discount on my scotch mixed drink.
- Cool art.
- A few live music performances.
- Oh, and life.
Pretty sure the TV can't get give you all of that. I don't care that I'm being pushy. PUT DOWN THE NETFLIX, and TAKE A DAMN WALK OUTSIDE. And go find some roses, kid. They're all around!