Friday Photo: Wisdom in a Bahamian Bar

bar sign advice

This week, I bring you a little life advice courtesy of a bar in the Bahamas. I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotten some of my best life advice at drinking establishments around the world. Some of the worst, too, but learning to recognize that a fall-down drunk, middle-aged man who looks like an Austin Powers extra might not be the best guy to listen to is all part of growing up. (Did I ever mention that I attract weirdos? I do.)

This sign resonated with me for another reason: it’s the antithesis of New York City. I mean sure, I was thousands of miles away on a small island where the power went out every 45 minutes, but my mind was still in 24-hour Manhattan mode, worrying about schedules, interviews, photographs, assignments, emails, and everything else I had going on. Meanwhile, I had a giant pina colada in front of me, and this sign behind it. I had taken two planes, a car, and a boat to get to this particular bar on this particular island. It was time to stop hurrying for a few days. Life may be about the journey, but never underestimate the importance of a good destination.

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