Freedom is a Bag Full of License Plates

I RARELY GET INTO music videos, but this one caught my attention and held it all the way until the end. On the road, freedom is a double-edged sword. What do you sacrifice to “get out there?”

http://vimeo.com/35805276

For most of us, it’s money that we exchange for time exploring the world. Of course, to get that money, we have to give up a certain amount of time, usually at a job. We give up time on the road for time in an office, at a construction site, or waiting tables.

What if we could skip that step–shut off our computers, push in our chairs and leave?

This video gives us a tantalizing, if illegal, alternative to the grind. Serial-theft of cars to get across the country certainly has romantic roots set deep in the lore of the old west, when freedom came one rustled horse at a time.

And like so many of those old stories, this one ends in tragedy for the lone rider. Not at the base of the hang-man’s tree, but by being bested by a crafty drifter.

One rides into the sunset. Both live to drive another day.

Video by FAR from EARTH FIlms.

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