Gary Gardner (grgardner) wrote,
Gary Gardner

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And so it starts...

The title of this journal comes from a song by Alison Krauss called "Gravity" from her "Lonely Runs Both Ways" CD.  That song has been playing in my head for a month now, and every time I hear it it's all that I can do to not hop on the motorcycle and just head out, riding until the money runs out.   I'm at the point in my life where I'm at a number of crossroads and I'm not sure which way the road is going to go.  Maybe it's the typical midlife crisis, I don't know.  But I need to do some thinking about my life, and what I want from the second half of it, and it seems the only way I can do that is on the road, sitting on a motorcycle, my fists in the wind, and an open road ahead.

Next week I'm setting off on a trip to Las Vegas on the bike -- without my partner of 12 years.  I'll be going the first leg with some friends, but coming home I'm going solo.  I'm not sure where I'll head, or how long I'll take, but it's going to be my time to reflect on things.  I'll likely share some of them on here.

"I left home when I was 17...just grew tired of falling down.
I'm sure I was told, the allure of the road would be all I found.
And all the answers that I started with, turned out questions in the end.
As the years roll on by, just like the sky the road never ends.
And the people who love me, they ask..."when are you coming back"
And I answer, "quite frankly, when they stop building roads, and all God needs is gravity to hold  me down."


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