Monday, October 10, 2011

On the Road

Embarking on a road trip, I am taken with the idea of road as metaphor, as powerful symbol in our psyche, popular culture, identity (romantic or otherwise).

There are roads, and there are roads.  Each is what we make of it.  As Jane Hirschfield writes (talking about moments of decision, which journeys are full of)— 
As a sandy track-rut changes when called a Silk Road:
it cannot be after turned back from.

I'll be playing around with roads this week, and wherever they lead.

image:  Batumi (Georgia), country road, Ephraim Stillberg

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