The Road Trip

A part of many chidhood experiences, including my own, and something I look forward to as an adult.

It’s how we come to better understand the place we live.  We see the scenery whiz past, we get an impression of the landscape – we say we’ve been to the countryside. But rarely do we stop the car and see the texture of the plants by the roadside, or smell the earth as the heat rises up from the ground.

We see so much of the world as it passes by on the other side of the glass – presented to us through the television, flashing by us mile after mile in the car, images from palaces we’ve never been hanging in frames on our wall.

We remain detached from the physical experience that exists on the other side.