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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Dirt Roads

I've been so busy lately. I've had my days jam packed full, and my evenings as well. Everyone I know is just as busy as I am, with no end in sight. I remember as a child watching "The Jetsons" - remember George zooming around in his hovercraft? A hard day at work for Mr Spacely consisted of pushing buttons. What happened to that future?

Anyway, I took some time off last weekend and decided to unplug everything- the computer, cell phone, TV; and went for a ride in the country. I'm fortunate in the fact that I live in a small town, and there are still unpaved dirt roads in rural areas. Going down these roads forces you to slow down, and really see. You might come across a deer bounding in the distance. You most certainly will see some abandoned homesites from a bygone era. I imagine what the day to day lives of the people that lived there were like. What were their hopes, dreams and ambitions?

Find a dirt road. Turn off the AC, roll down the windows. Smell the freshly cut hay and slow down a bit. That e-mail can certainly wait.

6 comments:

cooper said...

You enjoy, life is about being busy and also about unplugging once and awhile. I took the weekend to go hiking at a state park in Virginia and the weeks get busier for me as time goes by.


peace

The Artist said...

How beautiful to live near where they cut hay. I remember the joy of jumping in the haystacks when I was a child.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

Make hay because there will be a time when this type of world will not exist

Ebb Tide said...

Took some time off this Labor Day. Went to San Diego, Ca. - to help a sister organized her garage. After we finished the project we all felt better without the clutter. We didn't see hay along the way, but organizing is a good way to clear the mind too.

harriett said...

Well, you all have made me realize seeing and smelling hay is a privilege indeed! Maybe I'll paint some hay bales . . .

minneapolis fine artist desaraev said...

What a fun little sketch.