02 June 2010

Transported


I've been caught up in too many thoughts lately. Too much going on. Too much stress. Too much negative crap clouding my way...

Driving home from work yesterday (in the million dollar car...) I found myself lost in thought again. It was a very strange afternoon: Dark rain clouds combined with the ever present Quebecois fire smog created a surreality I only wish I could paint. My mind wandered as I entered a hazy section of the road.

As I came through it, a cool breeze blew through my open window clearing the fog in the air and my head. I gripped the wheel and for a moment found myself transported to Route 73 North on the approach to my home town. The roads were wet from a sudden downpour and I swerved to avoid the frogs that were ever present in the road after a storm. A simpler time. A beautiful place. A ride home to sit on the porch and talk with my mother and watch the clouds lift up over the mountains.

And as fast as it came, it was gone. I wasn't in New York. I was on my way back to reality. But that short trip soothed my soul and gave me strength to move forward again.

4 comments:

Manic Mommy said...

Sounds like a visit was just what you needed. Take care!

carsick said...

Nice post:) You never know whats going to soothe the soul.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

It's nice to let go of the daily stresses and relax even if it's just a few soothing moments. Hugs.

Bossy Betty said...

Glad you had the opportunity to go on this trip! Hope things are calmer and more peaceful for you now.