The New Frontier
Heading East is leaving a certain sense of space, and freedom behind you. Each day, earth leaves way to more cars, more villages, and less sky.
Distance diminishing, a physical sense of territory appears. What once was a dirt road, becomes a private drive. What was wilderness, start to be domesticated. Relationships between human beings are shifting accordingly. What seemed to be spontaneous out West, becomes ruled by the size of the sky, now closer to the land. Eye contacts are changing too , now potentially adjusting to a certain degree of intimacy sustainable in smaller grounds. Distance is re-created.
So when stopping in Blackwater ( Missouri) where 190 people are living, the first thing you run into is the cemetery. Yet, the Union Pacific train is passing through the deserted main street. One can hear the sound of an invisible mower . It all sounds like the secluded inhabitants are aware of this geographical transition on the continent.
Ready for the next step?
Have a good one!