~ ONE JOURNEY ~
~ There is only one journey: going inside yourself. ~
- Rainer Maria Rilke
O highway I travel, do you say to me Do not leave me?
The Song of the Open Road ~ Friday, June 27, 2008
Do you say Venture not-if you leave me you are lost?
Do you say I am already prepared, I am well-beaten and undenied, adhere to me?
O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you,
You express me better than I can express myself,
You shall be more to me than my poem.
I think heroic deeds were all conceiv'd in the open air, and all free poems also,
I think I could stop here myself and do miracles.
From Walt Whitman's Song of the Open Road
So--we're off on our road trip eastward tomorrow or possibly Sunday (and how about them high gas prices--especially for diesel!! Damn them all!!!). I'm going to miss the cats most of all, I suspect. They'll be staying with Tom's parents for the duration (thanks again for taking care of them for us!! :-D)
But, I imagine it will be a fun adventure. I'm really looking forward to seeing some of the Maritimes, after having heard so much about them.
We've also been well armed with suggestions, places to stop and take note, and restaurants that are worth planning to be hungry for.
Similarly, we've been warned off certain stops--e.g. Magnetic Hill, which is apparently overrated and not worth the stop. However, I'd still like to go. If I'm going to practically be there anyway, I'd like to see the wee optical illusion, overrated or otherwise. I don't insist that spontaneous levitation or immolation be on the roster, so I'm hoping my expectations will be suitably low-key.
Wish us luck, in the mean time! I'll post updates as and when I can. ::Posted by Anduril Elessar @ 5:36 PM::::