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On the edge is off the road.

Off the Road

I really should be asleep, but I was surfing the web and stumbled upon a site which had an old Herb Alpert album cover on it. I should have written down the title since I have already forgotten it. Anyway, it made me think of my childhood since I remember that album from my dad's collection. I don't know why, but my thoughts then jumped to On the Road, you know, that Kerouac novel. The first time I read it, it was so cool.  It was like opening up a new world of possibilities. I didn't have to stay in my hometown, and get a regular job and live a regular life. I would go on the road. I'd find adventure,  and sleep with weird hippy chicks.

I dropped out of college mid-way through my sophomore year, the plan at the time was to get a job, earn enough to buy an old pick-up truck and head west.  I figured that I could camp in the back of the truck.  Its been so long ago, I've forgotten the rest of the plan. I'm sure I had one, I had plans for everything at that point in my life.

As it turned out, I never did buy a truck. I never took a road trip which would change my life.

I have a regular job, a regular house, a regular family, and a regular life. I feel, well I guess I really don't know what I feel anymore. Maybe just a tinge of dissatisfaction, coupled with a sense of loss, because I know that with every passing day, my dreams are drifting farther away from me.

I always thought that I'd write a novel, instead I occasionally submit anonymous graffiti ramblings over the internet. I had always planned to hike the length of the Appalachian Trail, travel to Australia, and see the pyramids of Egypt. I could still do these things, but I'd be looking at them through different eyes, as a different person, and it wouldn't quite be the same as I imagined.

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If you've lost your copy of, or (gasp!) never read ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac, Tulevision provides the following link for anyone who would like buy it from Amazon.com:

On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
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