October 11th, 2008

scotto monkeypulse

Writer's Block: Transportation

In the past they promised us jetpacks for the future. We’re still waiting. What is your ideal mode of transportation? Has it been invented yet?
If I wanted, I'd just go all hippy-dippy and say use your mind.

Though, if pressed to choose a more concrete answer, I fear the crunchy-granola still remains - On foot.

If I had the time and the means, I'd like to travel most places I could that way... certainly not the speediest, but I think that I take more things in when I'm right down in the middle of everything.

We've had feet and minds for quite some time. Likely the first method of travel available to anyone (at least me), and still my favorite way of getting around.

I don't like vehicles very much... the sensation of being picked up, and thrown at great speeds hits me on a fairly primative level... elevators, trains, automobiles, motorcycles.. all seem to go very fast... sometimes the illusion of safety drops.

That's not to say that I don't like convenience - getting to work before it's time to go home has advantages... as does the weather protection of a car... but... Even though I'm not in the best of shape, walking is still something that feels good, most of the time.