Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"talking about the way things change"

The song Rivers and Roads by the Head and the Heart became climbing bum, Cody and I's theme song during our Appalachian trail trip.  For some reason I just cannot get this band out of my head. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they are opening for Dave Matthews Band on June 29th, the same concert that my man got tickets for. 

But I think the self titled Head and the Heart album is a perfect summer album.  The band isn't the most current (2009) but this Seattle band with their indie-folk style can sing right into your heart and expand the thoughts in your brain. I would have to say, the band name is spot on. 

As we pass Rivers and Roads this summer, my wish is to see everyone slow their thoughts and be intentional with your feelings. Roadtrips are always the way to calm oneself. Thoughts can flow out the window like your hand catching the wind. Your heart can swell from the love you get when your favorite Dave songs comes on the radio, or you get a secret smile from the driver or the sun is your favorite shade of yellow.  Roadtrips have always been the ultimate source of freedom, so it seems fitting for a stagnant summer that is full of somewhat stressful planning for studying abroad. 

These photos are not the way to have a roadtrip. These photos are ONE way to have a roadtrip. Never try to recreate a trip, Jack Kerouac's way is not your way. You must take your own road. 

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." -Jack Kerouac

 "Live, travel, adventure, bless, don't be sorry." - Jack Kerouac 
 "There was no where to go but everywhere, so we just kept on rolling under the stars." -Jack Kerouac 
 "Happiness consists of realizing that it's all a strange dream" -Jack Kerouac 

get on the road, 

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