Purity.. Hitchhiking It's the ultimate serendipitous game of chance..Trusting in the kindness of strangers. You've come down from the hill, had enough, you need something else now... Set a time limit before you start.. Half an hour..? Take off your pack, sit on the bridge wall, look at your phone to see the time, see you have a signal too.. No cars, but the hum of wind in the wires.. Wires, sound like tyres... Three cars from the left.. Go that way?
No let's commit to the coast, at least for ten minutes... Twenty minutes, wait almost, a few family full cars go past 🚘 But mostly, the road is empty. The hills observe us, detached, totally non attached to our outcomes... Then, the one.. A knackered camper, pulls up fast. Two gloriously old school, but peachy young, hippy chicks.
One has local family, but just back from a year abroad studying, the other ostensibly from The States, or almost is, its complicated, but she's also from everywhere... But just discovered that hitching in Lewis is made easier by dressing normal, like she's from somewhere.... An exchange, a drink bought at our destination ? Thanks, but I'm right in the middle of breaking off with my boyfriend.. Some stuff needs sorting.. And judging by our speed, it needs sorting soon... Never mind, hold tight, it's part of the deal, you throw yourself on the mercy of the road, you give up your right to any comment on driving style.. Insh'Allah... Angry, frustrated, set jaw - someone needs telling... He never was good enough for you (he always knew this) Better off, right now, on this wild coast, hanging with your kooky mate.. You'd make a beautiful corpse, but please don't die just yet, the world would wail over it..., but still, it will move on without you.. Even this ancient place, with its time out of time geological time, will change, and you wouldn't be there to witness.. Stay, enjoy, enjoy yourself, you are worth it, we are all too long, a time dead. #livinginthemoment #tooyoung #toooldtodieyoung #hitchingalift #alongfortheride #youreworthmore #serendipity #runtothehills #feelingisliving #oldtime #longtimedead #windinthewires #shadowsofthepast #lettinggo #chasingthedream #vergingonmadness