Maybe few more days and I'll be able to work in my garage again. At least I hope so. I have things to do and would not like to wear a gas mask all the time... So, today I got off early. I can't even remember the last time when I had nothing particular to do. Nothing important. Just lazying around all evening doing nothing. Wonderful.
You know, I like to dream. I'm one of those guys who believe that dreams are the thing that keeps us going. Letting the dreams carry the load. You know, it is important that you have something to work for, something to believe in, something worth of waiting. I believe the dreams are our compass showing the direction of our lives. Some of them come true, some were not even meant to come. Here
in Finland we have designation for person who dare to dream big, dream big without any guarantees of the dreams coming true. We call them "painter of the skyline". Very well self-explaining designation, isn't it? A Daydreamer. I'm probably one of those, but I don't only dream big, but also work hard for my dreams to make them come true.
What is you idea of freedom? What is being free? I have discussed about this with God knows how many people. Obviously, there seems to be no one right answer to this. Some folks think freedom is a house, a family, a station wagon and good job. For some of us freedom is a beer. Freedom can be found in money, freedom can be a state of mind. Some think they are free when they are able to live the life exactly the way they want without any control from others. Some of us think they are free if they don't have to worry about tomorrow. "being free" can be freedom. Or it can be liberty. As many answers as respondents and one is no better then the others.
For me, I prefer liberty over freedom. But I must admit that I'm very pessimistic about this. I wouldn't be so sure if pure liberty does really exist. But freedom might does. My life is pretty free in pretty free Finland. And the world is open to me, with Finland passport in my pocket I'm welcome anywhere in the world. which is nice.
I have always had this intense, irresistible desire for freedom. And this road trip project has something to do with my idea of freedom. It is being away from everyday duties, and schedules. Living in the moment. To be independent of time and place. lots of gasoline, lots of highway. The sainted highway. And most of all, ain't it really freedom if you are able to make your dreams come true...?