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New ways of seeing can disclose new things Do new things make up for new ways of seeing p 17William Least Heat Moons excursion reflects his appreciation for tradition and the purity of the past His odyssey reflects his Indian heritage and the corrupting influence of modern technology Heat Moon takes a circular journey around the country By traveling this circular path and subconsciously following his Indian heritage routes William Least Heat Moon symbolically returns to his childhood to his soul to his origin to his self and to his people He travels the Blue Highway towns the dont blink or youll miss it towns where people live the old-fashioned way of life Completely frustrated with trying to cope with recent personal and emotional loss in his life Heat Moon takes a quest to take control of his destiny He realizes that the precious fragility of nature has been camouflaged and destroyed by modern day chaos and advancesGetting in touch with his childhood enabled him to experience his Native American heritage Evidently Heat Moon is proud of this heritage a culture that respected the earth and appreciated all that nature has to offer He decided to begin his journey in the spring a time of rebirth Just before beginning his journey he admired an undulating W-shaped configuration of the geese migrating northward He decided to start his quest at the beginning of the new season darkly with neck stuck out The Native American culture so aware and grateful of the natural environment would consider modern culture to be full of chaos and destruction Everywhere that Heat Moon went he observed and treasured the existence of nature all around him He took time along the way to observe birds and small animals Heat Moon suffered the tyranny of highway traffic and the chaos every time he approached a city but felt joy when going to the remote blue highway towns For example in Gainsburrow he made
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