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  • "There is a feeling I get when I look to the west, and my spirit is crying for leaving."

    Robert Plant and Jimmy Page back in 1971 put in a clean and simple line, a feeling that I have been experiencing since I was a kid.

    At times that spirit goes a little quieter and at other times it screams louder than ever.

    I am not sure what it is, but I can't find what I am looking for here. To be honest, I am not even sure on what I am looking for.

    I've been trying to listen very hard waiting for the tune to come to me at last. But it hasn't yet.

    I can't get rid of a dream, of an image, of a life that it may not exist, or maybe it does.
    No matter what, this is all I have left and I will not give it up until the last day. I will keep chasing that dream. I can't step back from the game now, it's too late for that.

    I've been traveling west all my life, but probably not west enough.

    I must leave soon and jump on a car, drive through the desert, the mountains, the ghost towns, the prairies, to the end of the road, where the pacific ocean roars incessantly.

    Then I will stop and sit on a cliff, stare at the infinite and let my tears of joy disappear into the ocean.

    In that moment, the wind will whisper her name and where I can find her.

    I will listen and continue my journey in search of her, in search of the greatest of loves, in search of my stairway to heaven.

    I'm leaving.
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