Travelers are Obliged to Give Good Advice
Asiabill from has written 260 comments
"stay pure" so easily said and so nearly impossible to maintain throughout one's life. I was at this Further Festival ( after Jerry Garcia died ) in San Francisco's south bay area with a Canadian friend I'd met in the Philippines when I first realized HOW MUCH I HAD CHANGED without really noticing it until then. My friend, his brother and I spent a couple of hours browsing and partaking of various parking lot vendor items and hanging around partying with others before the concert began. During this time one girl in her late 20s asked if she could "house sit" for us during our absences from Santa Cruz and I felt TONGUE TIED. Usually I'm quite quick to help people and offer YES as my first reaction but finally just had to answer her with simple " sorry but been burned too many times and can't go back" . But long after the concert was over and occasionally for several months later I contemplated my answer, the situation and how much I had changed and not necessarily to the positive.