The Long Way Home


Sunday Driver
April 24, 2011, 1:42 PM
Filed under: Pennsylvania | Tags: , , , ,

my sister's kitchen window

I don’t know what to do with my Sundays now that my mother is gone. Last weekend when I drove out to visit my sister, I took a different route to get to her place — instead of the long way down West Carson through McKees Rocks and over a long twisting road that I don’t even know the name, I took 65 and over the McKees Rocks bridge. I liked taking the long way so  I could listen to music, or pull over the car so I could take photos. But now it’s as if I just want to hurry to my destination. The drive, the music, the long winding road – it was all part of the ritual that led up to the visits with my mother. Last Sunday was super windy and cold, like the tail end of a winter that just won’t quit. I think: turn of season, a change of scenery, a light up ahead.

contemplating photos

Tyson

view from the McKees Rocks bridge

windy afternoon

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That photo from the bridge is BRILLIANT. WELL DONE!!!

Comment by Eric

Thanks, Eric! I took that shot while driving – brave? Ridiculous? Both!

Comment by Lisa

I really like the photos from your sister’s house; like the mood you create with all your photos. I’m glad it feels like the long way is still there for you.

Comment by Cait

thanks for your sweet comment – i’m trying, i am.

Comment by Lisa

See how you mad my house look nice. Thanks.

Comment by Kristy Pulford

Of course! I want to take more photos.

Comment by Lisa

I think soon enough you’ll find a long way again. One that feels right, and maybe it’s a different route but it will advance you on your journey.

Comment by Liz

Thanks, lizard – I know I will. I’m feeling through it. Surreally, but it’s there.

Comment by Lisa




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