No, I'm not in 'outer world.'
Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson did NOT call me up and invite me unto their space adventures. (yet)
But I am in outer world nonetheless... because after a month (or was it... months??) of being cooped up at home in my own little world, I stepped out into the outer world of Mexico City for a little much needed getaway. And sure, some may prefer the beaches of Playa Del Carmen, Cabo San Lucas or Sayulita to the buzzing city life of Mexico City as their preferred destination of a Mexican getaway... but 'some' are not me! I like the beach, I love nature, but I LOVE... the city. This may be due to the fact that living in Los Angeles feels sometimes like living in a suburban small town: the buildings are low, it's relatively quiet, restaurants close pretty early, and in my industry - I often meet and work with the same people over and over again. But a city; a BIG city; gives me the chills of - people watching, window browsing, studying the pace of the city (yes, every city has one) and exploring its forms of transportation. I don't know where my fascination with city life came from, but I know it's there. And sometimes to step outside of my little inner world... I follow the fascination.
So Day 1 started with an early morning flight. An uneventful, relatively short, full of Kn95 masks - flight. It continued by exploring the charming chill neighborhood of La Condesa ('The Duchess'), finding faces in trees in the adorable neighborhood park, bonding with two precious dogs, devouring a vegan junk food sandwich (it's a thing), indulging in some mezcal (because hello, it's Mexico) and ending the day with a great conversation about cinema.
What will my Outer World look like tomorrow.....?
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman