We will never get anywhere if we don’t start somewhere. And I have learned that some people think it is worth a Mapquest, Google map or some such silly thing before taking off on a journey. Or, asking someone for directions… which often seems like a judgment on my capabilities. What’s wrong with just driving around until you find what you are looking for?
I have taken short cuts that have only taken me 3-4 times as long to find my way as getting directions might have. I try it explain this to Roz as ”seeking adventure and challenge and seeing things we would have never otherwise seen” but she doesn’t buy that line of reasoning. I once heard her say, “Pride comes before a fall…or was that before getting lost” or something like that when I saw no need to stop and get simple directions. Anyway by then we were out at the end of the asphalt on a gravel road there was no one to ask. Then I thought I heard a mumbling voice say: “The best place for a short cut is the barbershop.” It’s funny what you hear out on those dark nights on gravel road adventures.
I’m headed over to my side of the Pond to have some Cuban Coffee and Spumoni Ice Cream and secretly look at my paper Rand-McNally Atlas that has maps I can read and understand… if I ever happen to need them.
“They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.” Jesus