Saturday, November 4, 2017

#SoCS: Shortcut



Here I am, stinking my toe into the Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

My first thought upon hearing the word "shortcut" is skimping; not doing something the way it should be done.  Taking chances that risk loss or harm.  Why does my mind go there first?  Likely because I have lived in a blue collar world were these type of short cuts cause harm most often.

As to the "short cut" that gets a person from one point to another in less time, those can be quite handy.  I have a few I take from time to time when out driving, but what excites me the most is not a shortcut, but a back road.

One can slow down on a back road.  Take in scenery, find the quaint, the unusual.  Mom and Pop instead of chains.  There is no extra signage on a back road to block the view.  There is a feeling of adventure and discovery on these blacktop or dirt ribbons.  A calm settling rather than a hurried frenzy.

Go ahead and take your short cut, and I'll take the back road.  You'll be there before me, but I'll arrive more satisfied.

Barbara


22 comments:

  1. You take the shortcut and I'll take the back road and I'll be in Scotland afore ye...

    Sometimes there are advantages to taking the long way.

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    1. Bravo, John! That song is exactly what I head in my head at the time.

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  2. When exploring a new country, I'll take the back road and see some cool stuff.
    Driving here at home? Just get me there and fast!

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    1. Something like to work and back, it usually makes sense to take the most direct route. But I enjoy taking alternate routes even in my hometown, as you never know what may of changed.

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  3. I love taking back roads, last evening we chose back roads instead of taking the interstate which would have been faster and shorter, but we would have missed out on a lovely (think Currier & Ives) little town.

    Blessings~

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  4. I'll take a short cut to get me out of a store quicker, but not on the road; I do enjoy those back roads and the adventures that lie within them.

    betty

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    1. I can see you being that sort of gal, Betty! 😊

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  5. I'll take the long detours any day over shortcuts. More time to look closer and appreciate the colours! :)

    Have a great week.

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    1. Certainly! I am sure that is why you can write about the colors so well.

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  6. I loved this! I need to take more back roads!!

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  7. Heh. I like your way of looking at this!

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  8. Depends on the shortcut, I'd imagine. I do love a good backroad.

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  9. Back roads are the best! :D Thanks again for joining in, Barbara.

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    1. Thanks! I enjoyed it. Will be doing it again. 😉

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  10. I agree, Barbara, the back roads are better! I love seeing nature on those back roads. It's worth the extra time.

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  11. I love back roads too. It's been far too long since I've taken a road trip like that. The adventure is all part of the fun.

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    1. This area of SE Texas is ribboned with oodles of back roads. There is hardly anywhere that you cannot chose to take them if you wish.

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So glad you stopped by! Come 'round any time. ~ Barbara

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