Tomorrow, I leave Amsterdam and fly back to Los Angeles. Today, I walked through the Red Light District one last time. I went to the Prostitution Information Center and met with Mariska, and then visited Boekie Woekie and checked on my book sales.
As I rode the tram through the city, back to my hotel, I reviewed in my mind all that has transpired these last 10 weeks. It has been a good trip on so many levels and I have benefited enormously from the experience. After traveling to Berlin, London, and Paris, Amsterdam does feel the most like home to me now. I know I will come back here someday and I look forward to keeping in touch with the many friends I made here.
I have many things to do once I get back to the United States, not the least of which is to begin, or perhaps a better word would be finish, a project a started before I left. It is called State of the Union and it is a project about the state of marriage. It was inspired by my divorce and it is a project I must finish, especially in light of the recent events in the United States concerning same-sex marriage. I will begin to blog about this project once I am situated at home and ready to work.
In the mean time, if any of you come to Amsterdam in future, stop by the Prostitution Information Center and visit Mariska, maybe buy our book, and see my shoes from my performance, she has left them in the window.