Friday, April 1, 2011

The Little Things

It feels amazing outside tonight.

I just spent the last half hour or so driving home from a rendezvous with a friend of mine and her boyfriend. We spent several hours chatting at Starbucks before relocating to Macaroni Grill to continue our conversation over dinner.

I'm stuffed beyond reason, just by the way.

On the drive home, I opened my sunroof and rolled down the windows. I hung my arm out the driver's side window for the majority of the trip. I put my new favorite song on repeat (Meyrin Fields, by Broken Bells, if you're interested). I let the wind kick up my hair, I sung at the top of my lungs (even though I didn't know all of the words), and I took the long way home.

It was exhilarating.

Nothing fancy, no speeding, no big deal really. But then again, that's something I've always appreciated.

The little things.

Like moments alone in my car, a cool breeze, great music, and soothing darkness.

Sometimes the little things make the biggest difference.
"Strong and content I travel the open road."
—Walt Whitman


James Smith said...

I had a moment like this recently. Sun in a blue sky, miles of pavement in front, "Born to Run" on the stereo. Its a beautiful thing when it happens.

June said...

I'm so glad you were able to enjoy time with your friends and have some time for the little things! I agree...sometimes those little things have the biggest impact:)

Debbie said...

Sounds great. Love the photo.

Managed Hosting said...

I'm really glad the weather is starting to get warmer, because I really enjoy a nice night. It for some reason calms me down and makes me complacent in my thoughts. Who needs Vitamin D when you have the moon to stare at?

Car Title Loans said...

It's the little things that make your day a lot better. Something about the sense of nostalgia and taking a moment to really breath in the air makes it all the better, no matter what.