Saturday, 16 November 2013

Drive, Darling


It is sundown. Sunlight is wistfully dancing in golden floods of deep warm hues on the leaves of the evergreens outside. Clouds scatter across the sky like a tearing blanket, dousing it in colder purples and blues. I am not feeling well. Mind and heart have taken a beating and I'm wearing it; on my face, on my sleeve, in my heart, and I hurt.



I want to drive.





I can drive now. It took a while, but now I am on my own, window down, engine roaring in a pulsing rhythm that comforts me in a world that has gone a little mad. The wind swishes past my face and I let the cold air bite my nose and ears and cheeks; I let it tangle my hair. I love this; the freedom of knowing I am on my own. I am part of this incredible engine, I control it, I am powerful. I can drive. And for the moment, driving makes everything seem alright, even though some things are not, and I am home. 
 

2 comments:

Tyndall Cunningham said...

I am so glad you are able to drive now! I only have 4-5 more months!

Briony said...

Miss now-on-her-'p's!! Congrats! How lucky m'dear. I've waited too long now. I need to get my learners. :)