SOS-02: Drowning in Chicago

I had only officially booked this sabbatical a couple of weeks before I arrived in Chicago, so when I got there, I was still very much reeling from the separation with my wife a couple of months before. In desperately looking for anything to stop the pain and confusion of the mental space and life place I was in at that point, I went on a sailing adventure with one of my friends. I had no clue what I was getting into there and ended up with some notable bruises and a soothing, albeit temporary, distraction from the bigger picture of what was unfolding. In this episode, I share that experience as I brace for take-off into the great unknown and do my first life recording at Chicago O'hare airport.

 

I wasn't kidding about the bruises from the sailing trip.
I wasn't kidding about the bruises from the sailing trip.

Lake Michigan and I have quite a history together, but I can't say I ever heard it call me quite like it did the day before I left.
Lake Michigan and I have quite a history together, but I can't say I ever heard it call me quite like it did the day before I left.

Out my plane window in Philadelphia, after sitting on the plane for an hour and a half or so waiting for clearance to take-off. One of the more surreal moments of my life, to say the least.
Out my plane window in Philadelphia, after sitting on the plane for an hour and a half or so waiting for clearance to take-off. One of the more surreal moments of my life, to say the least.

 

Music Credit:Danse of Questionable Tuning by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100506Artist: http://incompetech.com/