go forth with affection… #downtown #fergusfalls #february
Usually we are lucky anyway. For some reason. Lucky that the sun is shining so much that we need to build a fort in the backseat so we aren’t blinded by it. Tie the corner of a blanket to my side, and stick an edge through the crack in the sunroof. Experiment. Laugh when it falls down, make shadow puppets. Pretend we have disappeared from the backseat when we have finally constructed a masterpiece, our eyes relaxing towards long-drive-sleep. And then that glow of sunset that leaks through. The best memories are when we make do.
There’s a sixth sense (but only on holidays) that makes us get up and look out the window just as a flock of trumpeter swans make their landing on the water that is not quite frozen. When someone new loses the love of a lifetime, we pass this gift on, like an heirloom, a space to hold what might have been.