Monday, February 21, 2011

Eat, Pray, Love & Drive

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. 
~ Lao Tzu ~

Which was absolutely what I had in mind as I set out on my day journey. I always find some nourishment in seeing new landscapes and have found it only requires taking a new path. Great distances aren't necessarily required.  Here's a touch of scenes that fell across my path.


After coming to a grinding halt and looking all about, I felt sure this meant welcome....come on in. I've never been much for rules and the such. I feel sure you'll agree, there's just no way I could have passed this up.

So there began my scheming. I thought quietly to myself, if I just whip around to the rear of this barn, no one will see me. So whip around I did, only to find the rear even more fascinating.

I only wish you could have seen the utter delight in my soul as my eyes fell upon the treasure which was housed within this picturesque scene.

Come inside with me. It's one's looking.

For a moment in time...this place was all mine.

I do not seek. I find.
Pablo Picasso


Shopgirl said...

This sounds just wonderful and the photos look amazing. A wonderful journey of explorations and secret discoveries. I love that quote ha...

peacegirl said...

Thanks, girlie ♥ Oh man, it was amazing and even more so that it was forbidden and off limits. It just appeared out of nowhere and delighted me beyond measure :) Daytrippin rocks like that!

Misha said...

Fun shots, you rebel, you!


Chickee said...

Oh I was singing this as I looked and a feeling of utter michief seeped into me. =)

SIGNS- Five Man Electrical Band (or Teslsa's version, which was what was playing in my head.)

And the sign said,
"Long-haired freaky people
Need not apply."
So I tucked my hair up under my hat
And I went in to ask him why.
He said, "You look like a fine upstandin' young man.
I think you'll do."
So I took off my hat and said, "Imagine that.
huh , me workin' for you."

Whoa, sign, sign.
Everywhere a sign.
Blockin' out the scen'ry.
Breakin' my mind.
Do this. Don't do that.
Can't you read the sign?

And the sign said,
"Anybody caught trespassin'
Will be shot on sight."
So I jumped on the fence and I yelled at the house,
"Hey! What gives you the right
To put up a fence to keep me out,
But to keep Mother Nature in?
If God was here, he'd tell you to your face,
'Man, you're some kind of sinner.'"

Sign, sign.
Everywhere a sign.
Blockin' out the scenery.
Breakin' my mind.
Do this. Don't do that.
Can't you read the sign?

Now, hey you, Mister, can't you read?
You got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat.
You can't even watch. No, you can't eat.
You ain't supposed to be here.
The sign said, "You've got to have a membership card
To get inside." Uh.

And the sign said, "Everybody welcome.
Come in. Kneel down and pray."
But when they passed around the plate at the end of it all,
I didn't have a penny to pay
So I got me a pen and a paper
And I made up my own little sign.
I said, "Thank you, Lord, for thinkin' 'bout me.
I'm alive and doin' fine."

Whoo! Sign, sign.
Everywhere a sign.
Blockin' out the scenery.
Breakin' my mind.
Do this. Don't do that.
Can't you read the sign?

Sign, sign.
Everywhere a sign.
Sign, sign.

The rocking chairs would have been calling my name... "CHickee, come sit on us, we've been neglected far too long..."

peacegirl said...

Rebel, indeed, Mish. I can't help myself.

Oh, Thanks, Chickee, I think this is the first time I've actually looked at all the lyrics. Signs and time clocks are a real bother to me so I just ignore them :)

No matter how mixed up it may seem, these are MY thoughts and how I see it said...

Paige... this made me cry! A good cry, but still.... it never ceases to amaze me how through your pictures I can find a sense of peace, the kind I so much want everyday. I wish I could take some of those drives with you : )

peacegirl said...

Girlfriend, you just spoke words that ignite my soul. I'm not sure why, but my entire mission is to capture all things which provoke a feeling of peace. I'm happy you feel that. Occasionally, (I said occasionally, I wonder who really gets it. Thank you!

I would so dig taking you with me anytime as long as you don't mind frequent stops, turn arounds, and should I or shouldn't I's ? Sometimes I drive past things multiple times before making the decision to JUST DO IT :) That's generally why I don't bother peeps to go with me especially anyone who won't let me drive so I can stop when I wanna.

Marian said...

Your pictures are so amazing! I LOVE them!