There’s no running away from the fact that my main love in life, aside of life itself of course, are cameras and film.
Sometimes I tell my wife, who is deeply religious, that if I were reincarnated a thousand times, I’d still build up a camera collection every single lifetime! As for reincarnation, I’m one of those guys who doesn’t believe in anything till he sees it with his own eyes….yes, ok there are many things we cannot see with our eyes but they are nevertheless there….I don’t know….like the wind, pain, fear, hunger…all invisible but very much real.
But reincarnation….religion…belief….it’s a totally different kettle of fish, as they say, isn’t it? It may all be true…but then again, it may just be a story…who knows…nobody has seen anything quantitatively and come back with irrefutable proof, so….I will keep sitting on the fence…..
Anyways, I digress….aside of cameras, if there is one dream, among many, it’s to own a VW Camper bus….yeah, you know the one….think back to your hippy days in the 60s, when everyone used to be seen driving them, painted in gay (oops..!) colors and flowers, remember?
To me, a VW bus is just the epitome of a travel-everywhere vehicle. I know you can buy better, bigger, more powerful all-terrain vehicles, SUVs, trucks etc. but none of them has the same charm.
Yes, the VW is as slow as a snail…driving uphill can slow you down so much that your passengers may just decide to get out and walk, overtaking takes hours, but for sheer driving pleasure, it just can’t be beat.
And there are a plethora of dealers specialising in repairing, converting and jazzing them up to whatever standard you want….seems like the only deciding factor is how much cash you have in your pocket!
Whenever I bring up the subject of buying one, the wife suddenly goes a very deep red in the face…funny that…I wonder why…
And even worse….if I mention that one day, I’ll pick her up from work in a VW bus…she starts on a lecture along the lines of “…that’ll be over my dead body…..”
Ah….the VW Camper bus…..my dream!