Thursday, June 26, 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!

6 comments:

design for mankind. said...

HAHAHAHHA I LOVE YOU! :)

Thereza Rowe said...

ohhh aimee, it happens to me everyday! wherever you go in london it's like another world... imagine lots of worlds into one massive city. fascinating :)

aimee said...

thereza - london must be an amazing place to live! the few times i've been there it just seemed chock full of inspiration. if i lived there i think i'd wander around aimlessly and endlessly, ride the underground and people-watch all day long! hee hee erin - glad you appreciated the trucker sentiment. i can't help it; i'm incurable!

hrsj said...

I'll have to remember to ask you tomorrow why you have to go in to KC regularly.
Driving is good thinking time, except one time I missed an exit on the turnpike be/c I was daydreaming! ack!
:)

Jo said...

"although I haven't got the belly"! We love Luna!

aimee said...

here's to hoping we can always be truckers w/o the belly...