The reason I bring this up is because I have wondered myself, on a few occasions what sort of total environment I would want to live in if I could live in any environment that I chose. I’ve lived in a few different areas; I’ve lived in the big city, I’ve lived in the rural countryside. I’ve lived in the suburbs, and I’ve almost lived on their streets. I’ve been out of the country, and I’ve been to far-away places that don’t exist anywhere except for my creative mind. There are nearly too many choices to pick one thing—but only nearly. There is one environment which I feel suits me the best, and it’s not one that I’ve had a chance to experience for very long.
This is the total environment for me. I can see it so clearly in mind: a long stone and muddy road that leads into the wilderness, complete with the sort of potholes and mud pits that only an off-road geared truck or Wrangler could properly handle. I can picture the wilderness coming up around the visitor on both sides, and the general sensation of leaving the city and entering the world that we were meant to experience, truly experience.