Monday, April 25, 2011

when you break down, i'll drive out and find you


there are things you can't admit anywhere but a midnight highway. things you can't let your heart feel until trees past by in blurs of ebony, wheels thump methodically beneath, and staticy radio waves sit stagnant in the passenger seat. like he's really gone this time. or where did the time go.

but the beautiful thing about the highway is its continuity. you can hop on i-40 in winston-salem, north carolina and take it straight to santa fe, new mexico. and you remind yourself that you should sometime. and let the crooks and turns, roadside diners and mom-and-pop grocery stores scattered like tumbleweeds along deserted, sunny roads, have their influence on  you.

because the highway does eventually stop. and the wheels become bald with time and sand. and maybe you stop along the shore. maybe in a crowded parking deck. maybe along the sidewalk of your hometown, strangely familiar yet only as a photograph. either way, you stop. because the heart can only take so much realization. and the soul so much clarity, until little by little the breaks become as deep as the pavement crevices beneath your feet as you open the door to home.

9 comments:

Vic said...

i wish i had drove to new york! this is, as always wonderfully written friend:)

Kristen said...

This makes me want to take a roadtrip down A1A in Florida, talk about sand, and balding tires. That's the place, but you can stop at anytime, get out and touch the water.

chambanachik said...

I absolutely adore your writing.

Ana* said...

Spring is already here and this post is the perfect introduction for nice weather and summer road trips.

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

I completely understand that feeling. Sometimes I just like to hit the road and not know how long I'll drive for. Maybe even roll the windows down and blast some happy music and let my mind wander. It's those moments that make me feel so free.
And your beautiful description is precisely why I've always wanted to take a road trip...and eventually find my way back home.
I too absolutely adore your writing!

Thisisme. said...

Another lovely written post. Your blog is always so inspiring!

Tiq said...

Well put. You are an inspiration.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

What a great post and a wonderful blog. I'll be back!

P.S. I'm hosting an accessories swap on my blog and I'd love if you'd join in!

Emily said...

i like this :)

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