Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

Driving central Texas alone

"Solitude, whether endured or embraced, is a necessary gateway to original thought: only a writer who fears neither abandonment nor self-presence can write without distortion"--Jane Hirshfield

Today I elected to drive to Austin for my business meeting. I like the look of central Texas from the freeway. It's open fields and largely flat and features cool rivers like the Brazos and the Leon.

I drove along, indulging my musical fancies with everything from Jeff Pearce to Bill Nelson's Vistamix to the Cranberries' first album to Emerson, Lake and Palmer: "Live at the Royal Albert Hall". I admit to knowing all the words to the vocal karn evil songs.

I passed by Baylor University and Mary Hardin Baylor University, two entirely different universities of nearly the same name, and ate Chinese buffet in Waco. The waitperson asked me if I was a teacher.

I like open spaces, within and without, into which I can pour my imagination.

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