Freedom, being away... what does that really mean?
I am thoughtful. I am in the moment. I am reflective.
This often happens when I am in a plane, train, automobile, or charter bus.
Therefore I am literally away, and I feel free.
I have vivid memories of riding on a charter bus through Europe my Junior year of college analyzing every important part of in my life. The same thing happened after my senior year of high school riding a bus through Spain. The important aspects of life change little, even as many years pass.
Sometimes it’s on a plane or even in the car on the commute to work... but something about being in motion makes me feel free and being smack dab in the middle of a journey makes me reflective. Possibly, probably, because when you're on a journey you get the gift to live in the moment.
There's no work, no organizing, no cleaning that is nagging to be done. There's no friend, co-worker, or family member feeling deserving of your valuable time.