This is on US 412 running east down the Oklahoma panhandle. On both sides are endless fields of corn, head feed and soy beans, broken only by the occasional farm house and its out buildings and a few trees. Hanging up in the eastern sky is the waxing gibbous moon which seems to move in tandem with the car. While driving through as uniform a landscape as this it is easy to begin to see the automobile as stationary and see the fields as rushing by.
At certain times of year when the full moon rises aligned itself with the road, the illusion is of climbing a silver ribbon of highway directly toward the moon. This would be an excellent opportunity to play Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" quite loud.
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