This Is For All The Lonely People

This is for all the lonely people
Thinking that life has passed them by
Don’t give up
Until you drink from the silver cup
And ride that highway in the sky

This is for all the single people
Thinking that love has left them dry
Don’t give up
Until you drink from the silver cup
You never know until you try

Well, I’m on my way
Yes, I’m back to stay
Well, I’m on my way back home

This is for all the lonely people
Thinking that life has passed them by
Don’t give up
Until you drink from the silver cup
She’ll never take you down or
Never give you up
You’ll never know until you try

Lonely People – America

So I’m sitting in another rest area, this time in Pennsylvania. I’m parked in a bad spot as I ran out of hours to drive, and I hope I don’t get a knock at the door late this evening. If I do it wont be a “Lady of the evening” but most likely a State Trooper telling me to leave. This is what happens to truck drivers all the time, not enough parking spaces for the number of trucks on the road. The bullshit drivers have to go through has taken it’s toll on me. I’m so glad it will come to an end in the not too distant future for me.

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The never ending traffic jams, the rude and sometimes hostile drivers, arrogant receivers, breakdowns and all the other negative influences in the day of a truck driver can have a strong effect on ones outlook on life. I miss the positive side of driving. The beauty of the open road, the stillness of the “Big Sky” of Montana, the endless grassy plains of New Mexico, and the red rocks of Utah, they are lost to me now as this company no longer travels out of the Northeast.

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Montana
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New Mexico
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Utah

I remember each of these moments as if they were just yesterday. Each photograph is a part of the movie running in my mind everytime I feel life is passing me by. When I think about the moment I took each picture I can still feel the excitement I felt standing before that majestic mountain, driving for hours with nothing but grass, gazing down on that almost moon like landscape. It’s moments like tonight that I realize it’s not too late, life has not passed me by. I still have time to fill my album some more, complete what I started when I bought my first camera.

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Southern Arizona
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Colorado Rockies
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Smoky Mountains
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Southern California

When I think about it, I have been lucky. Most people never move more than 50 miles from their birthplace, never take a vacation to the four corners of this country. They never get to see what I have seen, never get to experience the incredible panorama. No, life has not passed me by just yet, I still have time to capture the essence of life on a boat. I have time to bring the unmatched beauty of the aquatic side of this planet to all those who wish to see as I see. I have time to try and express every emotion with words as I snap the shutter. As to love passing me by, I haven’t given up on that either!

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24 thoughts on “This Is For All The Lonely People

  1. You have seen an amazing amount of your great country … in fact, as you know, you are my go-to travel guide for all things US. And soon you will glide from road to water and your new adventure, filled with priceless moments will commence. You will capture the breathtaking and you will make the ordinary sing – you have great creative talent as a photographer and as a writer and just around the corner is your moment. And when you are fully detoxified from the stressful life of a trucker treated shabbily by other road users and expected to suck it up and be the bigger man, when you have the stars to guide you and the wind to propel you that is when the lady of your dreams will step out of the shadows. I believe it. Always have.

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  2. You’ve seen so much! I really give you props, driving a truck for a living seems very difficult. Having it drain you aside, dealing with annoying, rude and dangerous drivers must be super frustrating. My commute to work involves driving next to and near big trucks and I am always shocked when I see people tailgating these trucks or changing lanes so abruptly right in front of the truck and worse of all, not giving the trucks a chance to come into their lane!!! Too many selfish drivers. What they fail to realize is that those trucks are likely loaded with food, everyday household items, etc that we all need and use!

    Also, thanks for sharing the song! 😊

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  3. The red rocks of Utah. I miss them so much, thanks for the nod. Most people don’t find those beautiful canyons and rocks appealing, but my roots are there and one day that’s where I’ll rest my bones.

    And the comment about the four corners of this country, the scenery and unmatched treasure of places you’ve gotten see? I’m very VERY envious, I’ve remained in Utah my entire life and never left. Now I think I’ve missed out on something, but I’m too settled to change it now. My own goal (still mostly fantasy) is to drive the length of Route 66 and see all that beauty and scenery. We’ll see. One step at a time, right?

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  4. I love your shots and completely agree. There is nothing nicer than driving on open Utah, Colorado or New Mexico roads. The sky seems to go on forever and people are nicer in the rural areas (even Texas)! I love getting a longhorn ‘wave’ from country folk. 🀠

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