Friday, January 25, 2013
Maggie's Cool Car - Part II
After many months on the market, Maggie’s Cool Car finally found a new home. The nice lady who counted out a cash deposit shook with anticipation as she hinted at the car’s new life, using phrases like “kids out of the house”, “single” and “PAAARTAAAY!” (Yes, that is a direct quote.) Clearly she was very excited and happy about our exchange. I on the other hand, was melancholy, although her overwhelming joy about the new adventures awaiting her and Maggie’s Cool Car softened the blow of each hundred-dollar bill hitting the dashboard as she counted. It’s the saddest I’ve been in a long time about receiving money.
She’s coming to get the car Wednesday so the cool car and me have one last weekend together. I haven’t made any specific plans for us yet, but it’ll get some love between now and then. Weather be-fitting, we’ll take many a top down, radio blaring ride.
Since it has been on the market, I’ve kept Maggie’s Cool Car in the garage, stored safely away from door dings, windshield chips, dust and mud. While driving it today I quickly realized I had forgotten how this car turns heads. When people see this fun car with its top down and radio blasting, the look on their face screams “I wish that was me in that cool car!” Oh boy. If they only knew the rough roads this car has seen, the want might not be quite so strong.
Most of the ride has been sweet, undeniably. From the moment I picked up Maggie’s Cool Car, we had a grand adventure. A lot of memories were made in and around this car and those don’t leave when it drives off on its new life. Yes, it’s one more thing I’m letting go of, but the feelings and memories, those will stay forever in my heart. I like to believe that all the powerfully positive energy that Maggie and I generated together imbued Maggie’s Cool Car with a lifetime magical aura. It’s a wonder that car didn’t fly.
Hmmm….. Maybe that’s why everyone was staring when Maggie’s Cool Car drove by. The wheels weren’t touching the ground.