I spent a lot of time on the road this holiday season. Roads are wonderful because you can take them anywhere. All roads lead to other roads. You can go anywhere if you have the time.
Many of the best stories take place on the road. The Hobbit, for example, is a long journey. When I was young I read Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. I did not understand some of the Scottish words, but the story of a young boy making his way through wild Scotland got me hooked on reading.
The road is full of endless possibilities. Anything can happen when you leave your door. You can see new places or familiar faces you haven’t seen in a while. Perhaps this is why road stories are so much fun to read. Each page is like a bend in the road with something new waiting behind it.
I hope all your roads lead to happiness in 2013.