what is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. but we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.--jack kerouac
cliche though it may be, i decided now was finally the right time to read on the road. i had been saving it; i'm a believer in the power of the right book at the right time. i'm glad that i waited, reading it at this point adds another level of poignancy. and also makes me feel a little bit like i might throw up. but in the good way.