Wednesday Wisdom: On the Road

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So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old broken-down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over to the West Coast, and all that road going, and all the people dreaming in the immensity of it…

Jack Kerouac, On The Road 


What this quote means to me:

Freedom – This quote makes me feel so small, and the world so large, but in a good way. My world expands with this quote. There is so much space here – so much sky, so much land, so much dreaming. So many people yet to meet, living their lives so different from mine, dreaming their dreams. So many places to see, cities to explore, roads to travel. The world is large and life is larger.

Discovery – This quote reminds me of a time when America was a distant, foreign place to me, vast and strange. When I read about her but did not yet know her. When the idea of ever visiting America seemed radical. (I was young and the idea of leaving my home country at all was mind-boggling). It reminds me that I have been there, now. I have discovered. Desire evolved to reality.

Adventure – Wanna go on a road trip with me? Wherever the wind blows us…


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2 Responses to Wednesday Wisdom: On the Road

  1. Such wonderful things this quote stirs up in you! Love the collection of images too. x

  2. Sarah says:

    I love reading quotes, this one is so descriptive I can visualize it immediately.
    Sarah x

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