Thursday, December 18, 2008

part one


One of my favorite moments of this past year happened in Louisiana at a rest stop. We had been driving through Texas all day and so when we stopped and stood up i felt like my body was still traveling. It reminded me of being in the ocean and letting the waves go over you until you still feel them on the walk back to the car. So I'm moving through space all wobbly, everyone else is at the vending machine, the sun is setting into the spanish moss, and this sweet old man makes small talk to me about how beautiful the magnolias are. i wanted to write this down because it's the kind of beautiful ordinary moment that is so easy to forget.