Wednesday, February 6, 2008

the not-so-lonesome highway

Each friend represents a world in us, a world of possibility not born until they arrived, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. ~Anais Nin

I know one of the biggest reasons I met her is because she shares my love for daily discoveries. whether it is a hidden library or a desert highway, skl is good at getting me out of the house and into the world. from dodger's stadium to death valley--she inspires the will and provides the way. it is because of her that I spent saturday, along with my right hand man and my sister, driving down the pearblossom highway. the landscape made a special attempt that day to astound us with its beauty. the mountain were whitened with snow and then wrapped in the gauze of slow moving clouds. the sun made a grand exit, splashing golds and magentas across the cyan sky. we drove along, licking on lollypops, laughing and enjoying the shift we felt. with every new day, a new experience and with each new experience, the shift. sometimes subtle, sometimes explosive. small or large, the shift sets your feet on new ground, your view is altered and your head and heart grow as they adjust to the change. we are here to shift, tirelessly and openly. driving through the desert with my three companions, this much was clear.