Wednesday, July 9, 2008

On the Way to the Apple Orchard

The scenic route: a child's worst nightmare.

Today, I realized that I am the old man who enjoys the scenic route. I used to hate it. I used to think, "What a waste of time. Let's just get there already." This must be a crucial turning point in a boy's life, when he notices the beauty around him and wants to enjoy it despite the addition of many miles. Cliffs, trees, fields, flowers, dirt, buildings, and twisty-turny roads. It's great. Cathartic. Slowing down is a good thing in my book. Maybe I am too slow sometimes, but I do know that a lot of people need to slow it way down and just chill, enjoy the scenic route, and notice something outside the car window they wouldn't notice goin' 90 down the freeway.

1 comment:

Levi Bagdanov said...

You sound more and more like Thoreau every day. You should read Walden.

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