WHERE I'M GOING I'LL STAY by Pete Armetta published on 2012-11-07T17:56:34Z Hey, I thought about you and it was quiet and measured and a very nice harkening back. I thought about you and realized that now I feel in my heart I can forgive you. I wish I could've done it sooner and thought you may want to know. At the time though I just couldn't do it. I know it took an awful lot for you to say you were sorry. And I know you were broken hearted I wouldn't accept it. I'm sorry. I tried to look you up to tell you, but heard you left in June. They say you're somewhere in the Horn of Africa, pursuing your dreams of everything affirming and egalitarian. Well I know you'll make a difference, you always do. But I wonder, do you have plans to come back? I'm hoping to tell you that everything's okay now. I’m sorry. My bags are packed and I’ve got my tickets here in my coat pocket. You know for me it’s much harder to move on than it is for you. I know you’ve done much and seen much. I haven’t and it’s scary. That’s probably what got me to thinking about you. I mean all the goings-on since I've seen you, all the trials and tribulations, and the idea of leaving here never once entered my mind. I've been stuck. Years ago it would have been so much easier. But now not so much. Not since you. I thought about you because you refuse to let fear rule your life, like so many people do. And it’s inspiring and to be quite frank, I’m scared shitless and the thinking about you is what’s keeping me putting one foot in front of the other and moving ahead. I admire you. Who you are as a person. So thanks. Am I right it’s the Horn of Africa or did I hear wrong? Or have you already moved on from there to somewhere new, wholeheartedly embracing life the way you always did, taking in new sights and sounds and experiences? That very well could be and I hope so. But I can’t help but think that where I’m going I’ll stay. Who knows? It's people like you who make the old adage "in your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime" ring true. In your case you make it all better.