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Daydream Voodoo and Recurring Thoughts

Daydream Voodoo and Recurring Thoughts

For the past few months, I’ve been trying to listen to the themes that play on repeat in my imaginings. Maybe I’ll be sipping my coffee staring out the window and an idea will dance across my mind. The central plot is always the same – me in a place with my motorcycle. Sometimes these thoughts are specific. Others are mere wisps –  like a dream which you can’t remember the details of, but you can’t escape the feeling.

My hope in writing these down is that I will subconsciously work toward putting them in motion – like some kind of daydream voodoo.

Recurring Thoughts and Daydreams

  • Riding to Pike’s Peak in Colorado
  • Taking a two-week trip on the Bonneville
  • Riding to Nova Scotia
  • Seeing icebergs in Newfoundland
  • Slowly cruising through small Midwestern towns
  • Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum – San Antonio, Texas
  • Riding along next to endless fields
  • Camping under the stars
  • Visiting the SPAM Museum
  • Riding into the sunset
  • Pieces and parts of smalltown America that haven’t succumbed to “progress”

 

My Motorcycle is a Daydreaming Machine

My Motorcycle is a Daydreaming Machine

Riding my motorcycle is where I work stuff out. The ride provides the space in which my mind is as free to roam as my wheels. Probably further. It’s where I get to dust off the secrets obscured by what I think I should think. Thoughts are gently coaxed out by the thrum that passes from the heart of my engine in to my own.

The daydreaming machine.

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