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Feb. 26th, 2014 | 01:42 am
location: Curwensville, PA.
mood: Calm, nostalgic, slightly glad.
music: Jon Fratelli - Dead Street Affair, Bonnie & Clyde.

So chill today. Packed a lot, and got nostalgic about the country on Google Street View. As much as one can, anyway. Amazed that the world still doesn't know it exists, and refuses to. Maybe that will change within my lifetime, but this country is so large that I have my doubts.
They're back streets within back streets, that the sane just drive on by. Barely paved, poorly maintained, unploughed roads. Places with little to no access to the all-important internet. It amazes me. These days, with smart-phone capable scanning box things (you can tell I'm not up on this, can't you?) on every product you can buy.
And that electronic world isn't there, if you live in the country. Not in any way you can reasonably access. It's just fields and animals and sheds and homes that manage to be both large and modest. And it's a thirty-minute drive to civilization, if you're lucky. If you're not, it's probably only fifteen to a rather small, inadequate general store. And you're lucky if the little hamlet that houses it has one restaurant with edible food. And I don't mean gourmet, or fusion cuisine, or whatever remote Asian/Middle Eastern food is being hyped to death this year. I mean food that wasn't pulled out of a can and heated up for you. (Yes, I've seen canned food served in restaurants.)
I've lived too many places, too many different types of places.
And as much as I love the internet, and the sheer accessibility it provides to everything in the world... the only place I ever really miss is the country.
Insular me.
(Holy moly! A public entry!)

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from: hibernaldream
date: Mar. 2nd, 2014 09:25 pm (UTC)

I "miss" the country as well, even though I've never really lived there. But seeing it, when driving by, always makes me wonder what's down that lonely road off the highway. I think I would like to not have the internet for a while. Subsist on books and possibly newspapers, but most importantly nature.

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from: revoless
date: Mar. 2nd, 2014 09:51 pm (UTC)

The internet is everywhere, and is basically a necessity no matter how secluded you are, but in those areas it tends to involve fighting with dial-up or satellite connections, so it's never capable of being as consuming or pervasive simply because of the sheer frustration factor of the options that can be gotten -- particularly with the modern internet and its obsession with streaming media/busy ads/automatically-loading content. So the internet, and its use, gets minimized pretty quickly and naturally. Was a web addict before I lived in the country for an extended period of time, and found myself growing away from the 'net quite naturally. Think it helped, at the end of the day.
Being connected is good. Living with physical items is as well, and that's lost really easily these days.

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