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The Highway…

I realized that in alot of my “drive by shooting” I take alot of photographs of highways. I guess that’s because I’m ‘driving’ at the time I take the picture but something about overpasses and the open road draws me.

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I have no idea if it has to do with their architecture or design. Or the way they seem to be getting higher in the sky these days.

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The patterns and lines they form – the traffic that moves along them (sometimes agonizingly slowly).

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Not to mention the backdrop they form for sunsets sometimes.

Ahhh yes. The highway. Traffic. The hustle and bustle of daily life. Moving along like ants in a line. Hoping I’m paying attention to traffic and not my camera settings…

But I can’t help it. I guess I always use to think that travel and the open road was romantic. Not just the daily, get in line, go from home to work and back again kind of thing.

Of course the roads aren’t always crowded and sometimes the ride to work is peaceful. Like when I work on a holiday…

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And alot of the time you get the spectacular view of downtown Austin. Always different somehow. I guess it’s the light but it never looks the same but always beautiful.

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And then the familiar road home in the evening. Off the highway. Away from the millions of cars all heading home. The familiar arch of trees over the road. Family time.

Peace, Love, and White Lines,


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What Happened…

I wonder where we are going.  I wonder which road we are really on.  I wonder where we’ll end up.  I’m thankful for many, many things.  But it’s getting harder.

The harder I work; The less I seem to have.  The more behind I get.  The harder I try to catch up there is another knock at the door.  The phone rings and rings saying “Gimme Gimme”.  I’ll keep trying.  Things could be worse.

The road is long and doesn’t seem to go anywhere.  I guess I’ll just keep working hard and praying that someone gets it right.

But it sure feels like no one is listening while hard working people are losing everything they’ve worked for. I just don’t understand it.  J-O-B-S is how you spell it.  In case you’ve forgotten, Mr. President.

Peace, Love, and VOTE,