Today I went for a long drive. There were reasons, except there was only one reason and that reason was to visit people I don’t often see.
I started early and getting out to where I was heading – Bathurst – and I didn’t take too many stops along the way. I had planned on doing so but it was meant to be raining so I only made one stop along the way and that was to have a quick rest.
It didn’t rain on the way there.
I saw people, I hung out for a few hours and then I drove back to Sydney and I took my time doing so. Lack of sleep does not make for a desire to go fast and drive without stopping, it turns out. Well, maybe it does in some people but not for me.
Anyway, it was a nice drive. There wasn’t much of that introspection that often goes on but I was reminded of my desire to be moving and traveling. I like having a place to return to, but I like being on the move and thinking about things.
There’s not really much else to say. There will be photos from the trip and they will take their time in going up, but overall it was just a pleasant thing. I saw some animals, I hung out with people and I did a bit of driving.
I also got to hash it out with someone I haven’t spoken to in a long time.
Life is a thing and people come and go and all that other crap, and sometimes friendships don;t last. Sometimes they just go quiet for a while. You think you might not talk to or see a person again and then something happens and you’re talking again, and sometimes you or them or both of you need to meet halfway, and it’s nice. It’s a nice thing to happen because some friendships become firm through years of fun and shittiness, and sometimes you fight with your friends but you come back because… well, maybe you’re older and find the bond you have to be stronger than any problems and you want to sort those problems out.
That’s all I have to say about that so I’ll move on and talk about birds, which I saw quite a few of and were all lovely to see. It was nice seeing cockatoos in a tree in an area with far more vegetation than the urban sprawl. It was nice seeing rosellas and lorikeets and it was nice seeing a bunch of others.
Maybe it was just lorikeets and there were no rosellas. Anyway.
It was also nice being able to capture the rain whilst not necessarily being in it, though I also got caught in the rain a few times but such is life. I hope the photos turn out well.
It was also just nice to be moving and seeing a few things I haven’t seen in a long time.
The time it took to write five-hundred words: 09:26:44
I had this idea where I’d end up writing something that involves a good deal of introspection but it didn’t turn out that way. Oh well.
Written at home.