Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Feelin' groovy

Yeah, alright...
I'm only slightly chagrined to admit that we were THAT car for 2144 miles across New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and Colorado...

You know the car...

It's the one that drives 60mph along the highway where the posted speed limit is 75mph.

It's the one you pass in the open desert, assuming it's manned by a senile, old, achy-boned, just-joined-the-marijuana-club-when-he-turned-87-at-his-optomotrist's-recommendation great grandfather (who swears he left his combat compass next to his keys under the sports section beside the dart board)...

It's that car that inspires your imagination; that car that forces you to concoct absurd explanations (like Alien-Invoked Right Ankle Movement Syndrome (ARAMS) and Too Cool for Time Disease (TCT))... just to explain the sluggard speed at which this otherwise able-engined vehicle with high fuel-emisions potential decides to travel...

But, actually, we were just cruising at the devil's speed to keep the gas consumption down, check out some of the views and smile, knowing that our contribution to atmospheric destruction would be penned by our campfires and by too many angry souls rushing to get places they didn't want to be...

--And..., we were actually quite lucky that we were driving livke waddling penguins who had already fed their young when the first and second tires expressed their frustrated exasperation about inflated life...

AAnd... again, when a fanged, apparently aggressive rubbermaid trashcan attacked our mobile haven of illegally-downloaded mix cds without warning--...

Maybe, we could all benefit by stopping to smell the cockroaches and defecation in our fast-food Meal Deals before devouring them...
Maybe, we could all hand an extended moment of breathing and sheer 'experiencing' in between our snapped photos and 'important appointments'...

And, maybe... (now I'm plunging into controversy), our current administration could do worse than re-inforcing those old gas-saving speed limit laws, pursuing advertisement of our well-researched alternative sustainable energy sources, and enforcing a few "chill-out and remember to enjoy and appreciate life" campaigns.

But... I contradict myself:

What's the hurry, anyway?

3 comments:

Dunzo said...

I am commonly in a hurry. I have no guilt about this.

Frustrated Writer said...

travelling at the speed of sound it's easy to get burned... hmm, I like the feel of speed and quite enjoy a 90 mph romp. I know, self indulgent idiot that I am, I can't help myself.

-c said...

dunzo- I admit I enjoy a bit of high-speed, deadline-driven racing every once in a while too. But there's just nothing quite like the good ol' cruising speed of the Jamaican crawl...

frustrated- cheers to Crosby Stills and Nash and the wind in your hair!