it happened. i love vienna.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Slow down you crazy child
You're so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you're so smart tell me
Why are you still so afraid?
Where's the fire, what's the hurry about?
You better cool it off before you burn it out
You've got so much to do
And only so many hours in a day

But you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you can just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
When will you realize? Vienna waits for you.

(Thanks for writing that for me, Billy Joel.)
During the semester in between Salzburg and Vienna,
I listened to this song all the time
because I missed Austria,
I missed my life,
I missed my friends,
I missed being able to eat and sleep
(thanks, Fulbright)
and I just wanted to go back.
At the time, I didn't realize I would be back so soon --
like, four-months-later soon.

And then everything happened.
And I'm back.
And I still can't believe.
And I'm here.
And I love Vienna.
And it took me awhile to get to this point,
because it's not Salzburg,
but I love it.
And I'm so glad I'm here.


Jan said...

Beautiful pictures and food!! So glad you love it there. I sang the Billy Joel song with the lyrics you put at the beginning!!

Jenny said...

Remember when we were in Vienna and I tried singing this song every few hours but could never remember the tune? Of course reading your blog, I had no problem recalling.