I'll bet there's still a fair number of people can fill in the missing lyrics, with "Route 66." It's been quite a while since I've been on a road trip, and every once in a while, I start to miss it. There's something about tossing a few necessities in your vehicle (maybe including a map or two) and the most important thing...picking out the music. Whether you have a specific destination in mind, or are heading out to seek whatever may find you, the road trip has been embedded in the North American zeitgeist for generations. One fantasy road trip I have not yet taken is to travel the old U.S. Route 66, celebrated in song, book, television, movies, and the personal stories of millions of people we'll never hear about. For now, I'll have to settle for riding shotgun vicariously with a local Windsor woman, photographer Sandi Wheaton, who is making the trip, and documenting it in a road blog. For those of you for whom this stirs something inside, here's the link to Sandi's BLOG. You can join her trip, already in progress (she started on Sat.19th) And for the rest of us who are, for now at least, staying put, at least we have the Eagles...
Maybe you have a memory you can share, too.
Video from YT member Map from www.forallevents/Route66 Road sign from Wikimedia Commons
The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.