Thursday, May 29, 2008
Where I want to be
Richmond Hill, ON, August 2007 [Click to embiggen]
Maybe it's the writer in me, but I cherish periods of peace and quiet. I hope you don't think I'm antisocial when I say that I often look forward to being alone. Not all the time, of course - I think I'd go insane - but an occasional break from our hurry-up-and-hurry-some-more world is a nice way to restore balance.
Getting away is usually a simple proposition for me: I get on my bike, point it toward the edge of town and keep spinning my legs until I no longer hear the traffic. Often, I'll seek out places just like the one in the photo above. I'll park the velo and spend a few minutes just absorbing the silence of the place. These are the times when I can actually hear myself think.
Before long, I have to return to reality, of course. But there's always a next time.
Your turn: How do you get away? What do you learn about yourself when you do?