First 24 Hours into the “Escape from North Carolina.”
I loved that 10 acre farm… that house of sanctuary… but life is to be lived and not tolerated. Such a repressed place filled with pain, generational anger, and ignorance… I am grateful for what I learned there.
The South is a rejoin filled with contradictions …. like compassion and extreme bigotry. Ignorance (for the many) and intelligence… for the few. The Bible Belt is home to some of the greatest self-righteous hypocrites alive. The landscape of North Carolina is absolutely beautiful– yet much of the “tradition” it holds dear is utterly ugly.
It feels GOOD to be free again.. to be back on the road … “The Traveler”. I intentionally spent last night at a TA Truck stop at Exit 141, Highway 75, in Kentucky.
The price of showers has only gone up $3.00 since I stopped driving OTR. The amenities are newer. But approaching the Blue Ridge mountains, the beauty of this large nation still waits patiently to be enjoyed, strangers, met, and adventures experienced.
NC lost a good one when we lost you. The ignorance can run as deep as the traditions for sure. You are just such a deep thinker you intimidated folks. Some are scared of that kind of knowlege. It is sad. An area closer to a big city – Charlotte or Raleigh suburb -would have been a better fit for you. Your buyers agent Realtor should have helped you think that through before you landed where you did. If you ever find yourself drawn to the beauty of NC landscape again, I’m here to help make sure the same mistakes don’t happen. Safe travels friend!!!! YOUR NC REALTOR FRIEND!!!
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Thank you Penny.
I’m taking my time to post about NC.
There was soooo much… so much for me to incorporate. So many mixed feelings within myself. Anger, inspiration, rejection, humor, warmth… so much. My posts will reflect the MANY facets I encountered in N.C. — while trying to maintain some measure of maturity. All the best to you Penny.