Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday Gifts ....11.09.07


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*[Click the Title : Loreena McKinnett , beautiful video" Between the Shadows"]*
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The Road Less Traveled...
My grandfather used to say that it was fine to take the Road Less Traveled....
just Know that there will be alot of Dirt and more Bumps...and wear good shoes.

I guess I am indeed on The Road Less Traveled, and that my job situation is indeed just another Bump.....

( I think of him saying this as he would offer me a bourbon on the rocks and laugh at my flipflops....)

So if you could climb in the car and Drive, where would you go ?
( and pretend that gas is 2.00 /gallon again)

18 comments:

Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Enigma,
I want to get on a magic carpet and ride it off the earth until Bush is out of office. I want to pick the orbit less traveled. Hah!

Dizzy Dezzi said...

I would go to the Colorado Sand Dunes. Especially this time of year, when it's usually, cool. Most people associate "sand" with "sun", so those folks stay away in the Fall, meaning it will be nice and quiet down there about now. I would love to take my kids and their sleds. Not many people ever get the experiences of gliding on sand. It's been about 12 years since I was there and I remember how peaceful it was...how it was Fall (and chilly) but how I just laid on the top of a small dune, closed my eyes and listen to the "nothingness". The Dunes are only about 5-6 hours away from where I call home...a really nice "day trip".

enigma4ever said...

Dizzy: I have never been to there...but they sound amazing...and soothing...I bet they are a little like the White Sands down in New Mexico in the late Fall....very soothing..and I love the idea of taking sleds there...and also the idea of listening to nothingness....namaste...

Pursey: can I come with you on the orbit less travled??? and 450 days of this godforsaken twit.... I think my grandad , who was a diehard Repug would have been horrified with this Regime...he would have seen it for the Giant sinkhole that it is....btw I also posted another Retreat today over on Enigma Cafe...

Josie said...

I would drive straight down the Washington/Oregon/California coast, to Mexico, and lie on a sandy beach ... for a few weeks (months?). Then I would do what John Steinbeck did and travel all through American (and Canada as well) and see all the small towns and the roads less travelled. I would like to see how the average folks live. I think that would be wonderful. The roads less travelled are far more interesting, don't you think?

Have a great weekend...!

azgoddess said...

hey josie stole mine - i would also get in the car and drive down south and lay on a sandy beach until my soul was a bit soothed - then come back and drive the back roads until my bio-car fell apart...sigh..what a nice dream

oh and the song - ahhh - she's one of my favs - thanks

enigma4ever said...

Always more mysterious...and interesting...I love the sunglasses Josie- you look like a famous actress dropping in...... My son would love to take a winibago and go all over....and see small towns and Big Balls of Wine, and The Hair Museum and other silly sights ( he is going through a Quentin Taratino phase)......and me, well, I would get in the car and drive South too, stoping at many small towns along the way....to Sanibel Island....and straight to Ding Darling - a huge park where all kinds of Wonderful birds come for the winter....and then I would go sit on the Beach and watch the mama turtles come lay their eggs at night....and in the morning I would go to the 3rd Sandbar and swim with dolphins again....and at night I would go with friends and eat grouper cooked on an open pit ...sigh...

enigma4ever said...

oh, AZ...sorry I just bumped into you...ahhhh so you too would go south to mexico- maybe my son is right we do need that winebago....hehe...
Have a wonderful weekend...and Friday Dancing...namaste...

an average patriot said...

I would go anywhere with good company but I would rather be outdoors. I have crisscrossed the country and as I said got everything out of my system though I would accompany my sons again rather than them go alone.
Corpus Christi's ocean was nice at least 35 years ago, teeming with life!

Larry said...

"The obstacles you encounter are not preventing you from reaching your dreams. They're merely blocking one particular path that you mistakenly assume is the only way to reach those dreams".

Ralph Marston

Thomas said...

The Jersey shore, white sand, taylor pork roll, ice cold miller
and REAL corn on the cob and tomatoes he he
and sun sun sun ..........oh of course Bruce Springsteen

enigma4ever said...

Thomas....of course the Boss..sigh and Corn on the Cob..and tomatos...and they must be soft and drippy or broiled on the grill..and Cold Ice Cold Miller...( the Boss is the Saturday Night Music- 4 sure....

Larry: once again you win- the Best Quote of the Day...the week..thank you...

Patriot: hmmm, white beaches on the Gulf....nice...

nbta said...

Coor's Field in Denver.

enigma4ever said...

wow...it is wonderful..it just looks familiar..but i have not been there, dizzy have you seen this field / it looks so nice.....

A Ball of Light said...

$2.00 a gallon??? as long as iam pretending... i'd crank back the price to the prebu$hco nightmare cost of around 98.9 cents... and get into my truck with my two dogs in the back, some bruce springsteen in the cd, the window down and cruise north out of philly sometime after midnight to montreal for rising sun salutations at the top of Mont Real, then on to toronto and hamilton for some of tim horton's finest, dip down to cleveland to fill my thermos up with some of that delicious Enigma Cafe dark roast and after i warm my bones beside the fire, again sometime after midnight, i'd head down to the university of pittsburgh and surprise my daughter for a bit, maybe do some of her laundrey... it'd be just like old times... again after midnight i'd load up on some caribou coffee down the block from her and head west, stopping only for non-starbutts coffee and non-exxon & non-shell gas and more sunrise salutations and to let the pups run around for a bit... as i have driven philly to santa fe about 5 times in the last 7 years, usually on the same set of mid country roads, i'd again turn north towards the border of North Dakota and Manitoba to the International Peace Garden where, in between the Sunken Gardens and the WTC Memorial i would meditate as long as i could, or until homeland insecurity or the mounties drove me off... once again, thermos full of coffee i would be a midnight rider on that road that goes on forever...

proudprogressive said...

Straight back to Berkeley California but via Flagstaff and with a detour to check on the Grand Canyon. I would stay there in San Francisco for several weeks going to all the sites and taking the bart and muni eveywhere and walking walking walking and eating ! I would see my soul friends that i miss so much. Yikes i better stay put - i might not come back..

Dizzy Dezzi said...

All I know of that field is what I see on tee-vee :)

TomCat said...

Just an aside, but The Road Less Travelled is also the title of an amazing book by M. Scott Peck, which I highly recommend.

enigma4ever said...

thanks tomcat,..I forgot....I love this avatar btw.....

Dizzy....oh you made me laugh,...tee-vee...