RE: Rescued from wavering by Stanley Packard - written 09/08/2011 13:19:21
"The sheer enjoyment of taking things more slowly,". I love that!

Su wrote (21/05/2009 13:54:24):

Thank goodness I came upon this site!  I went car-free a year ago after a few years of longing, and have not looked back since.  However I've had a bit of a waver in the past week or so - living in the Scottish Highlands and being a keen hillwalker/ecologist makes getting to destinations by public transport a bit arduous at times.  I was keenly searching for something to help with this wobble in faith.

The messages and themes of this site remind me that it's not just environmental, or even economic, reasons that appeal to me in life without a car.  It's the sheer enjoyment of taking things more slowly, practising patience at train stations, all that time for reading, day-dreaming and birdwatching out the window (not advisable when driving!).  I still feel a bit guilty accepting lifts from folk on a too regular basis, but then I think some of them enjoy the brownie points they can give themselves for doing a good turn!

Thanks very much for putting this site together.  My resolve is restored!