Get your kicks on Route 66 – Daily Prompt: Rolling Stone

Over the years, I’ve thought about life without roots. In our fantasies, we never consider the reality – one needs money to roam the country. If it is difficult for me to find work in a place where I know everyone – how will I be able to support myself on the road where I have no network of friends and family? Sometimes I wish I weren’t so practical.

My life with Stephen made me think about living life more in the moment. He wanted to buy an RV and travel around the country. We also talked of moving to England or Australia to start a new life. Emigration would have suited me. Living with Stephen was like having a new adventure each day. Now that he’s gone, the appeal of emigration or living life on Route 66 has gone as well.

What keeps me in New Jersey? – a house and three cats. When my cats have passed and I’m tired of taking care of an empty house – and I’ve worked out the problem of money – I’m likely to reconsider a life on the move.

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