The Road Untaken. It’s a 6.

But it’s not my dream, that was just it. How many times, how many examples, how many well intentioned comments over the years, the digital billboard flashing inside his head, reinforcing the misnomer; the thumbnail image exploded to full size. Asking oneself a rhetorical question is the first sign something’s wrong; he chuckled at the irony.

What possibly could be the catalyst, after all the foregone “this is it!’s filling the screenplay logbook that was most of his adult life? Was he ready to acknowledge the burden of carrying around the trappings of the once life, the might have been, the could be, because bottom line, none of it mattered.

He’d used no road map, no GPS, simply packed a bag, filled the car, hit the highway and drove, for days, for weeks until he saw the flashing light 50′ in the air, the approaching billboard partially lit, “Welcome to He……………..

 

23 thoughts on “The Road Untaken. It’s a 6.

  1. UP June 27, 2020 / 10:44 am

    very vivid. love the music. great six.

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  2. clark June 27, 2020 / 11:47 am

    “Asking oneself a rhetorical question is the first sign something’s wrong

    Warning to young clarks writ large lol*

    Good Six, yo

    (‘cellent tuneage as well)

    *but, then again, what kind of clarks would we be if we were afraid of questions

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 27, 2020 / 12:04 pm

      It is. My way of giving back, lol.
      Thank you.
      *as my mentor once said in not so many words – it’s not about the questions, it’s about the answers. (heads up to the “baby” clarks: Ie, about the fear from acknowledging them).

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  3. westcoastwoman June 27, 2020 / 3:53 pm

    “The thumbnail image exploded to full size” indeed once magnified there is no turning back…..the journey has begun!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 27, 2020 / 11:46 pm

      That is so true, there isn’t! The big question now is where will the journey lead! At once, it brought to mind the annotation you have underneath your blog Wildly and Dangerously Free, “When Map and Terrain Differ…. Follow the Terrain”. Very sage advice 🙂

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  4. D. Avery @shiftnshake June 27, 2020 / 4:57 pm

    Welcome to …. heaven or hell? Heck, it’s all good, he went and hit the road, finally. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for him.
    Thumbs up to your Six.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 27, 2020 / 11:51 pm

      Exactly! Which will it be? 😀 Ultimately, that’s the thing that matters. He’s hit the road. I’m hoping he lets me know where he winds up or at the least, some of the pit stops he’s made along the way.
      Thanks, D.

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  5. Rhen Laird June 28, 2020 / 4:40 am

    This is really ponder-provoking… At any age, maybe, we can hit the road, change direction.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 28, 2020 / 8:54 am

      Why not? “Hitting the road” doesn’t necessarily have to be literal 🙂

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      • Rhen Laird June 28, 2020 / 9:57 am

        Exactly–no literal hitting the road! 🙂

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  6. Lisa Tomey June 28, 2020 / 6:42 am

    I think he was at the beach and it was an advertising plane “Welcome to Hewey’s Taco Hut”… 😁 Actually, excellent six!!

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  7. The Vintage Toy Advertiser June 28, 2020 / 4:37 pm

    “He’d used no road map, no GPS, simply packed a bag, filled the car, hit the highway and drove, for days, for weeks…”
    This! Ditch directions and go where the road and the heart says.
    Or…
    Welcome to He…athrow airport..
    he so wanted to go shopping on Oxford Street and have a real nice cuppa and custard tart 🙂
    An exciting six, dear D, liberating and adventurous – made me think of Into The Wild a bit.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 28, 2020 / 11:00 pm

      Heading out on the highway (sorry, always that music association thing, lol), never fails to provide a sense of freedom. Neither here, nor there.
      Oxford Street, eh? Then on to Picadilly Circus?!
      Thanks, V.

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  8. Pat B June 28, 2020 / 11:42 pm

    Whether an escape or a journey or perhaps both arriving at the Headquarters brought him back to reality. Good SSS with a number of different interpretations and/or destinations.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 29, 2020 / 6:18 am

      I like that – “Headquarters”.
      Thank you, Pat. Each of us has journeys to make, such is life. Mode of “transportation” is as varied as the individual 🙂

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