“To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient. We need to transcend, transport, escape… to rise above our immediate surroundings and see the beauty and value of the world we live in.” (Oliver Sacks
Have you ever noticed how dogs when traveling in moving vehicles with their owners love to stick their head out an open window? As they close their eyes and feel the breeze caress their face, it’s apparent to me that they wholeheartedly enjoy this present moment experience. So dogs teach us that there’s much more than time and distance involved in moving from place to place. For in such freedom of movement, our more advanced human mind seems capable of finding goodness in ourselves and the greater world surrounding us each day.
To what extent then does our vehicular choice accentuate such sensations of positive virtue during our daily mobility rituals? Notice for example how you feel when making the sometimes difficult decision about whether to use public transportation or one’s private vehicle when touring amid an urbanized environment. Or consider a favorite time period of your past life as a motivating factor in the look of your car. Perhaps a fun hobby as well strikes your fancy. So as you view the following road trip images of transport distinction, notice the suggested sensations of a positive nature that arise.