Where the pavement ends doesn’t always mark the spot where the journey does. Sometimes if you continue, magical things can happen. For example – unicorns. When’s the last time you saw a unicorn on a two-lane highway or parked in front of a 7-11? Never, amiright? No, you only see those glitter-farting lovelies in out-of-the-way places where tar and asphalt don’t exist. Places such as a sun-dappled woodland glen; lush and green with dew. Or a volcano.
Recently I continued beyond the end of the blacktop. During that ride I came to the place where the trees hold hands. Just beyond that was where they kept the tall, yellow wildflowers tucked away in a meadow. Flowers taller than me, even. But I wouldn’t have known that if I’d just stuck the roads with the lines on them.
Explore. Tread beyond, breathe deeply and feel everything. Be small among the flowers.
A few weeks ago I wondered if once you see a pig car whether or not it opens up some type of channel for the universe to funnel other pig-related vehicles into your atmosphere. Well? The universe made good. It randomly delivered me to another pig bus. The photo isn’t so hot because I had to snap it from a traffic light but – there it was right next to me on the side of the road.
Carl’s Oxford Diner
291 Main St
With month number six of 2016 drawing to a close, I’ve seen some pretty terrific roadside-y things in my travels so far. Wanna take a peek?
Mighty Joe – Shamong, NJ
Super-terrific hot dog guy at the super-tiny diner Winsted Diner – Winsted, CT
Flyin’ Pig – Miller Place, NY
Patriotic tire-Minions with braces – Somewhere in CT
Hippie Bunyan Muffler Man on Yasgur’s Farm – Bethel, NY
Purple Dragon – Duncannon, PA
Nifty Shed – Somewhere in CT
Giant Mr. Potato Head – Hasbro – Pawtucket, RI
Just Love Everybody Peace House – Somewhere in CT
A great sign! 🙂
Roy Lichtenstein’s Tokyo Brushstroke I & II – Watermill, NY
Picasso Garage – Somewhere in CT
Hotdog Johnny’s – Buttzville, NJ
Alexander Calder’s Stegorsaurus – Hartford, CT
Pig Bus – Somwewhere in PA
Rainbow – Hartford, CT
Welcome to Hackettstown Mural – Hackettstown, NJ
Monkey Mural – Bridgeport, CT
Hope for Peace barn – Somewhere in CT
Mail Pouch Tobacco House – Lock Haven, PA
Big Bronze Crows – Kent, CT
Here’s to continued whimsy-spotting throughout the year ::cheers::
What would it be like if people could fearlessly open their hearts to others? Do you know anyone like that – someone who radiates warmth and acceptance to everyone? Someone who never seems to have an unkind or judgmental word? Someone who brings peace with their presence?
What would it be like if we could just love everybody? What if we could just love peace, everybody? What if it was just love, everybody?