Thursday, October 30, 2008

Greyhound...

...should rename their company to something more fitting. Like Incompetenthound or Weliketomakelifemiserableforourpassengershound. Or maybe Suicidepromotionhound. I met some really cool people on the various buses though. I've been blessed, cursed, offered money, offered citizenships, sneered at, stared at, threatened and proposed to by various more or less sane creatures the past four days. I've gasped at the beauty of Manhattan at night, seen 444 pictures of russians standing next to neon signs, been stranded on a gasstation in Ohio for twelve hours, recieved a dozen phone numbers and email adresses, and I want to see more, more, more of this bipolar, charming and infantile country. I want to see Colorado. Florida. Arizona. California. I want to keep going, keep exploring, keep meeting all those wonderful, weird strangers. Share meals and stories and fragments of life with people I'll probably never see again. I want to keep going, even while waiting for seven hours on a shitty busstation without sleeping or eating for days, grateful just to be dry and warm and have access to a restroom and free drinking water. I love reducing my needs to the very basic. The only thing I really miss is my best friend.

4 comments:

Purgatid said...

"The only thing I really miss is my best friend."

... and porn, naturally. Porn will always be missed. *nods sagely*

StigmataHandjob said...

Well, porn IS my best friend. :/

Daniel said...

"Share meals and stories and fragments of life with people I'll probably never see again." <3

People is what ultimately makes traveling so rewarding. Since they can be obnoxious, shallow, or have many other negative traits, it's worth so much when you manage to find those people with an interesting story. And those are usually more common than one thinks. However, it's not only people, I wanna see Manhattan by night too! :P

StigmataHandjob said...

That's so very true. I hate people, but when you travel you always end up in situations where you're so much more open to them and sometimes they turn out to not be so bad after all. And it puts everything else in perspective and helps you sort out priorities, which is plain awesome.