Packing Light

Blog 1326 – 04.27.2019

Packing Light

In one of my favorite movies, The Accountant, with Ben Affleck, the main character Ben plays, keeps all the things he values in a 35 foot Pan American Airstream in a nearby storage facility so he can make a quick get away if the “bad guys” come knocking. He says he can hook it up and be on the road in twelve minutes. I have yet to make that quick a get-away in my 20 foot camper trailer but then it is not an Airstream and I actually live in mine and there is considerably more packing and unhooking necessary when that is the case. Still I have so enjoyed my “little house on wheels on the prairie” these almost seven years since I first got it in Green River, Wyoming. We have shared more than a few miles together and traveled through and lived in fifteen states: Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. This might be our last trip together. But then a newer version of her or an Airstream may await me in the not too distant future.

This morning I am pulling out of the campground In Cheyenne, Wyoming that has been home to me since early last December and I will be headed to Bloomington, Indiana. This next assignment looks like it might be a longer one but that is fine with me as it is nearer Chattanooga where I was raised and still have family and friends and it is also close to South Carolina where I am seriously considering spending the last years of this journey. That is where my wife Linda was born and raised and seems as good a place as any to launch from this world to the next.

I am trying to keep my mind and my heart opened and to pack light so that I am ever ready in the event the “good guys” come knocking with my traveling papers. Angels we have heard on high are escorts to our home beyond the sky. Bone voyage, fellow pilgrims.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

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