Rivendell on I-40

Just when I was beginning to think that television was stultifying our minds, that text messaging was butchering our language, and that convenience and comfort were robbing us of our vitality and spiritual authenticity, I encountered a message of such startling simplicity, such scintillating clarity, such bald truth, that it renewed my faith in humanity. I hereby submit this picture as a lantern, a Polaris. To all those who must daily slay a Goliath named cynicism; those bone-weary soldiers whose ears sift the silence in search of that glorious trumpet blast: reinforcements!; those prisoners who watch for some token of joy—take heart, children, a Raceway gas station in rural Tennessee yet offers a safe place, an oasis of common sense and decency, for humankind:

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  1. Posted March 1, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    That’s pretty good, although a nearby jeweler’s sign reads “If it’s in stock, we have it.”

    Posted March 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    it says “some body” is inside. are they openly storing bodies in their restrooms?

    and it says “inside side”

    i’m glad deciphering a conditional statement is a requirement for using the restroom.