Today was largely spent on the road. I was contacted by the new owner of a theme project I had designed some ten years ago to do some consulting and possible new work in the near future. The project was about 350 kilometers distant on a road I used to travel a great deal, back when I did fine art as a living, about thirty years previous. It was in the late seventies and early eighties I made a livelihood as a pen and ink artist selling my original drawings and limted edition prints to more than forty galleries across BC. I spent a great deal of time on the road in those days, both selling my art and gathering inspiration for future pieces. The road had been straighted some and was wider in places but the spectacular scenery was all the same. Traffic was light as I drove allowing my mind to safely wander and remember 'back to the old days.'
While I enjoyed looking back, I also found myself very excited as I considered current and future projects. I realized that as good as those old days were, today was just as exciting - perhaps more so. I also felt the same old feelings I have always felt when I travel. I enjoyed the way there, looking forward to new things, discussions and business negotiations. But as business wrapped up I found myself eagerly looking forward to going home once more to those I love. Through the decades nothing has really changed.