Because I recently got a passport application, today I went to the nearest Walgreen’s on Long Beach Boulevard, to get the necessary photograph. The woman asked for my name and telephone number.
Once I’ve gotten a few more necessary details taken care of, I shall be ready to fly. Up until now, I’ve never traveled any farther than to Florida, Michigan, and Illinois. The only other country I’ve been to is Canada, and now even they require a passport.
Over the past few years, I’ve been working at the local soup kitchen, giving coffee, cold drinks, and Sandwiches to poor people. While I’m there, I often listen to people’s tales of their trips to various foreign countries. Soon I shall also be able to spend countless hours soaring through the Clouds to various tourist traps. Although I have every reason to believe I’ll never exactly qualify as a living Legend among globetrotters, at least I shall be able, starting, soon, to make a bit of a contribution to those kinds of conversations.