The week isn’t over yet, but I have to say this has to be one of the best “last weeks” I’ve ever experienced in my history of moving. For one thing, I don’t have the pressure of packing, because I lost my apartment two weeks ago. Everything is either in Mobile, or it’s in the back of my car. For another thing, I don’t have any exams to deal with. It leaves me a little time to goof off and enjoy the whole process. I have something going on about every night this week, including tonight when I go to Rocketown to see some friends play. If you’re in the vicinity, go see Forever Changed open for Showbread. It’s going to be a great show.
Monday night, I invited friends to come out and celebrate my last Monday in Nashville. I was expecting more people, but the 12 or so who did show up represented all the different phases of my stay here in Nashville. It was strange seeing co-workers talking to coffee house friends, a girl from my new church chatting with a friend my old church. But at the same time, it was fulfilling. Like my life here in Nashville was sitting around the table, encouraging me as I move on.
I had a great opportunity to talk to a friend who lost his job at the same time I was quitting mine. It heartened me to know he is well on his way to finding a new place where he will be appreciated. I still can’t figure out why anyone would want to be rid of such a talented man. Well, no, I can, and it boils down to jealousy. Sad, but true.