Getting Out Of Dodge

The freeway was relatively clear. It was early in the morning as we rushed in south-southwest direction out of town. The lights of the city were still burning brightly at this early hour of the morning, but they became smaller and farther away as we raced off in our chosen freedom!!

And so it is.

Every once in a while we just need to get out of town. Anyone out there old enough to remember the old T.V. series, "Gunsmoke", would also know the reference of "getting out of Dodge".

The lights of the city are alluring. The necessity of taking up residence is important for us in the occupations and responsibilities and demands of life. We need to eat. We need to live. But sometimes we just need to get out of town. Even if for nothing more than a very short break from the consuming chores and cares of our daily lives.

And a side note: It's more fun to get out of Dodge with someone special. We talk, we read, and we sing together. We curl up with each other and watch the miles passing by. But do it together. The escape to freedom is so much sweeter when you escape with someone you love!

Bob Curtis has been writing articles, short fiction, and poetry for over 30 years. He is currently the managing director of">, and is the president of Nexus Publishing,">