the road

Kansas road

“All roads indeed lead to Rome, but theirs also is a more mystical destination, some bourne of which no traveller knows the name, some city, they all seem to hint, even more eternal.”
~Richard Le Gallienne

“Receptive field mapping studies in cortical area V1 [the primary visual cortex of the brain] indicate that cells are selectively sensitive to orientation, spatial frequency, direction of motion, color, and eye of stimulation.”
~Nakayama, 1996

Colorado Highway

“It is true that… apparent depth can be added to the visual image of a single eye by using a number of indirect cues, such as the angular subtense of an object of known size, motion parallax, accommodative effort, and the obscuration of distant objects by nearer ones.”
~Barlow, 1967

“Each cell has a specific binocular receptive field bestowing it with the ability to respond selectively to real-world targets at specific distances… Assuming that the visual system could monitor the convergence of the eyes with accuracy and precision, the properties of disparity selective neurons could provide for the metrical encoding of perceived distance.”
~Nakayama, 1996

Utah Canyonlands Road

“You look at where you’re going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you’ve been and a pattern seems to emerge.”
~Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

 

 

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zen and now

utah road

“You see things vacationing on a motorcycle in a way that is completely different from any other. In a car you’re always in a compartment… through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame. On a cycle the frame is gone. You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.”

snowy road

“We want to make good time, but for us now this is measured with emphasis on ‘good’ rather than ‘time.'”

rust

“Unless you’re fond of hollering you don’t make great conversations on a running cycle. Instead you spend your time being aware of things and meditating on them. On sights and sounds, on the mood of the weather and things remembered, on the machine and the countryside you’re in, thinking about things at great leisure and length without being hurried and without feeling you’re losing time.”

cablecar moon

~Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance