When I Drive Alone

 

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Like Anne Shirley, I’m glad to be living in a world where there are Octobers…even when they come raging in with torrents of shrieking rain.

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The water is rushing down ditches and eating away at the dirt banks, hungry for more. There is a wildness in two days of rain.

The smell of my wet slicker lifts as the car warms, a smell that reminds me I’m alive, and changing and being.

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I have no metaphor for life here, because my mind is tired and I can watch the churning of a river without it sparking my thoughts…speeding them up…

It’s a day for deliberate pacing. A day for one foot in front of the other.

Perhaps a mug of tea.

October has arrived.

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