Monday, September 16, 2013
No serious thought today.
Today I am not doing any serious thinking, or any serious work. I feel tired. Instead, I believe I will drive North East, further up into the mountains. On the way, there's a tiny little town. It used to be a cigarette smuggling hub, but the feds closed that down. Now there is a post office, shut down years ago. There is a gas station and convenience store, and a general store. The general store sells reloading supplies, ammo, boots, guns, and everything else. I will stop off there. My wife loves to go because they have nice women's clothing, but I am cheating today and just going by myself.
Then further up the road there's a good cafe, and I'll have lunch there. At the end of the trip is a big, deep blue lake. I will get myself a cold coke in a glass bottle and little cellophane bag of roasted peanuts. I'll pour the peanuts into the coke, and sit under a tree in the grass. I'll watch the clouds go over the lake. Then come evening time I'll go home and do the chores.
Sometimes I just need to spend a quiet day doing nothing, away from my mountain top.