One Day

One day, the value of life will not be influenced and measured by dualism and capitalism.

People’s first questions in getting to know each other will not include “What do you do?” and they’ll stop looking at everything around them as some sort of commodity to be labeled, monetized and used.

Instead they may ask questions like, “What color is the beauty of your soul?” and “What’s your perception of reality?” People will interact with each other in a genuine, evolved, and awake manner appreciating oneself, other beings and the natural world. They’ll redirect their energy from the empty and meaningless to the spiritual and enlightening. They’ll embrace imagination, open minds and creative expressions to share the joy of loving living life. They’ll share that joy and revel in it as they did when they were small children, their youthful exuberance and abandon tempered by the wisdom of experience, realization and love.

Sometimes I mention my upcoming move to Madrid to people and some ask me, “Do you have a job there?” and “What will you do in Spain?” as if it is the most important aspect of anyone’s reality.

Does wanderlusting  philosopher poet seeking beauty, Truth and the exploration of alternate realities to experience, compose and write about, photograph, express in clay, and to appreciate count?

In my multiverse it does. (Although, those word labels and other description of self…I am and I am not those things for I am undefinable and infinite.)

Whatever your perceived reality, maybe we’ll meet each other (t)here.

Cross Country Adventure: Vermont to Pennsylvania

Greg and Nichole

Greg and I hit the road yesterday driving nine hours from Vermont to Pennsylvania to kick off Day One of our crock country road trip adventure.  Why the adventure?

Maybe it’s the need to kick off the summer spectacularly and in a grandiose fashion.  Perhaps it’s the Mercury retrograde a time of intense change.  Or the realization that to live one’s dreams one must pursue them.

Initially we talked about leaving at 8am but adjusted the plan to leave a little later (those last minute To Do’s ya know) and ended up on the road around noon.

mileageA stop at Mascoma Bank, oil from AutoZone and a run through the car wash.  And a quick conversation with Peter Gordon at the Honda dealership in Lebanon.  As well as a look at the Honda Wall of Fame.  Yes, that is the car we are currently driving, loaded.  The actual mileage, crossed out and updated, is 329,000 miles.

Honda

Surprisingly the drive was a breeze.  The sun was shining, lovely clouds in the sky, good music playing, and great conversation.  Naps, snack stops and a pretty much open highway with little traffic carried us on our way.

We arrived in Altoona, PA around 9:30 pm at Greg’s cousin Saskie’s house.  What a sweetheart!  So open and generous.  Saskie had a lovely dinner prepared for us and Greg was able to meet his adorable cousin Sabina for the first time.Greg, Saskie, Sabina

We’ll spend Day Two in PA with Saskie and Sabina before the two/three day journey to Boulder Colorado hopefully arriving by the weekend where we’ll check out music venues and visit with friends.

So why the adventure?  Well, why the hell not!  And Carpe Diem yo!