The Call of the Open Road
Thoughts of a return to the road have brought mixed feelings. On one hand I have always enjoyed the freedom that is part of having no ties to the land. I also miss the days of working long hard days for a year and then taking off for three or four months to enjoy what is really important in this life.
Now that I have been settled in one place for over a decade, I am beginning to see some of the advantages of setting roots. Why, just last month we were looking at farmland in the county just south of here.
It’s a tough decision. Fortunately, we are not forced to make that decision any time soon. This little exercise has lifted my spirits just by showing that we have other options available to us. That knowledge is like having a safety net when discontent sets in again.
Whether we pack in all up and hit the road for good or just blow off work for a week-long road trip, the road still calls.
The Foghorn Stringband - Lonesome Road Blues.mp3
Billy Gray and His Western Okies - Further On Down The Road.mp3
Roy Hogsed - Ain't A Bump In The Road.mp3
Doc Watson-Call of the Road.mp3
Chuck Brodsky - Goddamned Blessed Road.mp3
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals - Deliverance Road.mp3
Adrienne Young - River and a Dirt Road.mp3