Wednesday, June 25, 2008
on the road again
we've started our regular trips back to kansas city once more. i love being on the open road. my mind gets to wander and drift uninterrupted as i zip through green hills, fields, and peaceful meadows, then BAM! we're in the sprawling suburbs. the transition is so quick it sometimes startles me. one moment i'm in a place with yards full of dandelions, brick streets, and mom-and-pop shops. the next moment, i'm driving by clean and tidy lawns, wide and orderly boulevards, and mass-merchant heaven. it's fascinating to switch back and forth between two such different worlds in the same day.
after i reached cruising speed yesterday the road trip song "california" by luna popped into my head. i hadn't thought about it for years, but it returned totally intact. during its time, i identified with the sentiment. now that i think about it, i still do. i just wander around like a trucker, like i've always done. it's funny how songs can retreat into a little corner of the mind, for years at a time, and the brain knows exactly when to pull them out. happy travels to you all today, wherever you may wander!
Posted by aimee