On the Road at Dawn

With the words of Walt Whitman’s “Song of the Open Road” filling my consciousness, I drive through the morning darkness and watch with excitement the sun peeking over the west Texas rim. I refer to my hours on the road as windshield time, and appreciate those sacred hours for quiet and reflection, and most especially the opportunity to gaze across the American landscape.

As I drive this morning, I am thinking about this engaging book I started reading recently, titled How to Live or a Life of Montaigne. For most of my adult life, I have kept journals, but reading this book now has me more interested in pursuing the essay. With the help of Montaigne and Leonardo, I could possibly be moving into the realm of SketchBook journal/essays. That would be a completely new endeavor for me, and I plan to spend some time on the road thinking over these matters.

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