I lay on the grass, tired from hours of rubber and road. My bones gave in and the excruciating hunger had dwarfed my mind. I rested craving for a warm fireplace near me. My clothes were dirty and my senses dusty, when a fellow hit the guitar and the music washed away from my soul the dust of everyday life.
Being a band on the road is a soulful experience that helps you explore the depths of beauty residing on this planet. It is the lovely call of the unknown that keeps us going with music to fill our time and space. We travel in groups and independently but to the final destination of self discovery.
I’ll tell you the story of a life blinded by a sentiment, chilled by an air of solitude, driven by a dream, restrained—amidst an ocean of change, restrained—by the breaking waves of misgiving. It’s yours, and it’s mine, and it’s how it has to be if ever we were meant to reach this land of self-discovery. It’s a bumpy ride, the genre a shifting tide. But if you let it lift your spirits, the music will carry you home.
Right from the cars we travel in to our beloved bikes resting on trailer hitch bike rack, our world is on wheels and our home is the road. Exhilarating and exciting are two words that are never missing from our lives. As a seasoned traveler and member of a band, I can tell you that if you could gather the gut to give in to the sense of fernweh in your eye, you would come back a much happier man. If you have music to accompany you in whatever form you feel, you would come back a happier man.
The people we met helped us understand the vast diversity of emotion within the humanity. While some listen to us to forget the past, some raise it to their future. Some listen to us to be distracted, some listen to us to fall deeper in love. Some people smile at us, some simply smirk at us. Some are extremely helpful, some just run away.
When you travel, you meet a few people but when you’re a band on the road, you meet more people on the road than you can imagine and it is then when you come to know the world closely and find yourself falling in love with it. The best moments are those when you get to a lonely piece of land on a mountain, get off your bike, feel the silence of the wind talk to you and fill the silence with music – all by yourself.
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Seven Reason Your Should Travel While You’re Young – www.lifehack.org