Traveling. Preparing the packing list. Anticipation pounds the ears. Days to wait. I don’t want to wait. I push doing laundry to make the last days before doable. Nothing like the need for clean clothes to pass the time. I wait and wait. I know time will go faster once I get there. I extend my time to avoid the inevitable. The second leg of the round trip ticket. I wonder what it would look like to not return.