Saturday, October 10, 2009

disappointing irony: the tale of the trip that should have been.

so, what if there's a place that you've wanted to visit all summer. but you'd like to take a friend along with you, because it'll make the trip that much more exciting, and you decide not to go yet. but you just know it will be pretty cool to visit with said friend because you daydream about it being a day of bike riding and photography in a place neither of you have been before. and you finally get around to asking friend if he wants to go because you realize the place will be closing soon for the season, but the time or two you ask he's busy...

and, early one saturday morning you text friend asking if he wants to hang, and you get a response later that he may go out and shoot, so you express wanting to join the excursion. and a couple of more hours pass while you wonder if he's on the way, but you haven't heard that he is. so you're still taking it easy since it is saturday and there's no need to be ready to go when you haven't heard that he's en route. THEN you finally get a text from friend saying that he's headed to that very place you daydreamed about going to earlier in the summer with him. your feelings are hurt (probably more than they should be, but they are) because friend has decided to go to the place without you, or so you think. but then the next text clarifies that if you want to join then you should come. and with barely enough time to make it to the ferry going to the place, you scurry to throw on something, grab camera, metrocard and ID, and head out the door to the train...

but then a few stops shy of the ferry that will take you to your destination you realize you're not going to make it in time for the last ferryboat. so you get off the train and send a message that if he can make it onto the ferry, then by all means, go... you'll go some other time. and they respond "ok." and you go back home, never having expressed that your feelings are hurt.

....isn't that disappointly ironic that he's now at the place you waited to visit because you wanted to go with him. or is it ironically disappointing?

oh well. daydreams are just that. maybe in reality this wasn't "our" experience to have.

i guess i'll visit next summer.

1 comment:

aisha said...

ahh i know that disappointment...