What is one place you need to see to feel like your life is complete?
I can’t think of any one specific place that would make me feel this way. There are so many places I want to go and things I want to see and the list would probably be always changing anyway.
I do want to go to the King Center in Atlanta, the National Civil Rights Museum, and the Shabazz Center. The National African American History Museum won’t open until next year and I really want to go there. I want to go to Goree and the Kunta Kinte Memorial in Annapolis.
Never been to the Blue Note, nor to the Kennedy Center for Jazz. Haven’t been to the American Jazz Museum or the National Negro Leagues Museum. I wish I’d had the chance to go the Negro Leagues Museum while Buck O’Neil was still alive.
I want to drive the Pacific Coast Highway, at least in California. Big Sur, the Bixby Bridge, Malibu, Oceanside, all that. I want to cross the Golden Gate Bridge.
I’ve still never been to Grand Central Terminal. I’m looking forward to the new Moynihan Station. I want to go to the Transbay Terminal once California High Speed Rail is complete. I want to see some of the great European railway stations like St. Pancras and the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof.
I might even want to go see Mt. Everest one day.
But still, visiting any of these places won’t give my life a sense of completion. Maybe once I’ve said everything I think I want to say, I’ll feel complete.