Sunday, February 7, 2016

BBBC #7

This post is part of the blogger challenge titled BBBC. Today's topic is:

7. A daydream.

day·dream
ˈdāˌdrēm
noun
  1. 1.
    a series of pleasant thoughts that distract one's attention from the present.

Over the last few years I've read books (paper or audio) by moto-travellers such as Ted Simon, Sam Manicom, Lois Pryce, Carla King and a few others. And I had watched Long Way 'Round, Long Way Down, One Crazy Ride and Riding Solo to the Top of the World. But these stories and videos haven't turned into daydreams of moto adventures in far off lands. In fact, since I knew this topic was coming up, I made a point to try and log what kind of things I daydream about and I came up blank. It's not that my mind is like staring at a grey wall.

Usually I'm thinking of things I need to do and how to do them. I've been thinking of what could be going on inside the Ural engine that would produce the new sound. I was thinking of what I need to do to get the Beemer ready to ride. And thousands of other things that I don't remember. Since they draw one's attention away from what is in front of your face (reality) maybe these thoughts are daydreams.

I remember having long, full color daydreams of traveling in far off places triggered by pictures and stories in books and magazines. I would imagine going through the streets, flying over vast jungles, African safaris and traveling by boat somewhere in the middle of nowhere. This was usually how I spent my time during school as I spent a lot of time wishing I was elsewhere. These days you don't have to imagine what it would be like to be somewhere else as you can just virtually visit on Netflix...

3 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Day dreaming or subconciously planning? :)

RichardM said...

I think that daydreaming is an escape not necessarily grounded in reality. Subconsciously planning could be reality.

ToadMama said...

I guess anything that draws your thoughts away from reality could be considered a daydream. Perhaps the mechanical mystery is preventing you from moto-musings because of the threat of stranding you somewhere?