June 21 – Something You Want To Experience
aka. Post 21 of Those 30 Posts in June Blog-Every-Day Posts
Sometimes you just need to curl up and ignore the dozen or so little obligations that tie you to reality.
I need one of those. Yet I seem to be almost completely incapable of breaking out of the pattern of obligation that pulls me forward.
This evening there was a car parked in front of my driveway when I got home, almost but not quite blocking my accent into my garage. I must have given him a bit of stink-eye when I got out of my truck because about fifteen minutes later the doorbell rang and the guy’s wife was standing there explaining that their car had broke down and they were waiting for a tow truck and did we mind if they just sat there and waited.
No. Of course not. That was fine.
It rained, and an hour and a half later they were still sitting there waiting for the tow truck. Doing nothing. Just waiting. Hanging out in their car. I’m sure there was plenty of anxiety and stress and urgency to their sitting there, but part of me likes to imagine that they just chilled, ignored everything else but the rain and the end of my driveway and took the night off.