January 28, 2011

The Key West Philosophy?

I'm writing about my experience vacationing in Key West. Remember those kids in high school who ate pot brownies and LSD tabs and pretended to be super in touch with the universe?


Okay, just imagine them. Now imagine them growing into college age people who pretended to be super in touch with the universe. In my limited experience, most of these folks were  - like me - not really chill at all. Their insides didn't match their outsides. They were - like me - actually little testy on the inside.

What does this have to do with Key West? To a person - during my short stay - I was surprised by how truly relaxed everyone was. Their insides matched their outsides. The motto 'live and let live' was maybe in the water? And this bumper sticker was EVERYWHERE:
Puttering around the internet, I found this Key West Proclamation. Chill people and THIS is their community motto?  Coincidence? I don't think so. 


  1. Conchs are about the most laid back people you can find. It's probably because anyone that lives so far away from the nonsense of our lives tend to travel light and leave the baggage behind.

  2. Haha. When I went to Hawaii I felt the same way. The people there are so calm and relaxed...it was amazing.

  3. Well, it REALLY must have been a vacation with them all around you then!!...Oh, if only everybody could get to the point where they were calm and happy and their insides matched their outsides!! :-)

  4. Oh I just love it! That sounds like Hawaii! I could use some chill in my life...

  5. That's kinda how I feel here in Mexico :) everyone's more relaxed.

  6. oh, how I love Key West...
    I desperately want to steal one of the Hemingway cats too...

  7. I love that phrase! This sounds like my kinda people!


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