Solitude’s Blessing & Burden on the Open Road

“Truck drivers pretty much live in their own little world. It’s this mini universe of truck stops, warehouses, rest areas, and Walmart parking lots. A world where all of the conversations are with strangers, and the only people that seem to exist are other drivers, waitresses, dock workers, and mechanics.

When I used to get home it would seem almost surreal to get a chance to head over to the mall to see a movie or stop by a friend’s house for a visit. It was like a return to the ‘real world’ where everyday people do everyday things…”


theopenroadPhoto by Trey Ratcliff (Creative Commons).


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