“The quickest way between two points might be a straight line, but it’s rarely the most interesting one. ” So begins the teasing prompt for this week’s photo challenge. I’m a pretty straightforward kind of person, myself. Steve calls it “The Train”. I get my sights set on a goal, and I steam on ahead without getting diverted. And often without being aware of people and feelings and other things that are, well, rather important.
Now, I’m not saying this is a BAD way to be. It can be useful. I get things done. But it’s not the only way to be, either. Steve is definitely a preferred zig-zagger. He calls it playing his “bowling pin” game, which goes something like this: set up the pins in their starting formation and bowl. Wherever the pins have been scattered, set them back up exactly where they are now. Continue bowling toward the pins in their new place. Eventually, you get a game that has ranged all over the house, the yard, the neighbor’s yard, and down the block. Hey! This could go ANYWHERE!!! Isn’t that EXCITING?! Yup, he’s an adventurer. And life with him has definitely opened up new possibilities for me.
We have managed to travel pretty successfully for more than 5 years now. I am pretty good at going off track now and enjoying it greatly. One bit of advice, though. If your GPS system should happen to fail, don’t ask him for directions. Ask me. You’ll be at your destination in under an hour with plenty of gas to spare. Trust me. 🙂
© 2014, essay and photographs, Priscilla Galasso, All rights reserved
What a fun post, Scilla! I loved both the photos and the comparative philosophy!
Thanks, Naomi! Did you notice my blog face lift? Hope it’s follower-friendly!
Powerful photos. Enjoyed this.
Thanks, Edward! Thanks for visiting; a quick peek at your blog makes me want to know you better. I was born in Salem, but I left at the age of 4.
Great collection of shots…I’m seeing that pic of Steve on the tracks in a whole new light….
“Where’s that bloody bowling pin?”
🙂 He likes that!
I like his ethos…..Fair trade.