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Good bye California

by ViTo • August 13, 2010 3 comments

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I am writing this post from an airplane over the atlantic. I am leaving the United States behind. I am leaving California, my home land for the last 4 years, behind. I can’t help but have a knot in my stomach and red eyes. I feel like the rocket man…

She packed my bags last night pre-flight
Zero hour nine a.m.
And I’m gonna be high as a kite by then
I miss the earth so much I miss my wife
It’s lonely out in space
On such a timeless flight

The last couple of weeks were hectic. Since the moment I decided to move I had so much to do and so little time to do it. It is only now, when relaxed for the 1st time, I can barely contain a thousand different feelings. So many friends, so many experiences that I will never forget. What in 2006 felt foreign and strange, now is familiar and I already know that I am going to miss it.

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I’m a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

I will sigh for the simplest things like the barbecues, the Sunday beach volleyball games, the midnight jacuzzi visits, supermarkets being open until late, my personalized plates, Juris and the yoga lessons, the warm weather, UCI and the ARC, the short pants, palm trees and the great sunsets, buying cheap technology stuff online, the persian Friday soccer games, Yosemite, San Francisco, hollywood, and above all… the people.

Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it’s cold as hell
And there’s no one there to raise them if you did
And all this science I don’t understand
It’s just my job five days a week
A rocket man, a rocket man
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time…

I can only hope someday I will be back. Thank you California…

California Natural Life

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  1. Marc

    Doncs ja veus que ràpid passa el temps, rocket man! Costa creure que han passat 4 anys des de Stuttgart! Malgrat tot no val la pena mirar enrera amb nostàlgia, pots estar ben satisfet amb tot el que has aconseguit fins ara! A veure si ens veiem més ara que estàs més a prop!

  2. Sergio

    Imagino que no haurà estat fàcil pujar a aquell avió. Estic totalment d’acord amb en Marc.

    El que has viscut allà és teu “and no one can take it away from you”.

    Ara toca mirar cap enfavant, encara et queda molt camí per caminar!

    Benvingut a “casa”.

  3. Anna

    OOOhh!!! Ara m’has fet tenir el nus un altre cop!!!! T’entenem perfectament!! snif!! pensa que California quedara per sempre a un petit lloc teu, igual que ho estava Catalunya quan eres alla.

    I tornarem … segur que tornarem … algun dia! 🙂
    Una abraçada!