Thursday, March 20, 2014


Welcome Spring!  And welcome back to this cravat, a boldly graphic stripe.  The field colour is brilliant summersky blue, and the widely spaced stripes are black snugged by slim bands of white.  The horn honked impatiently outside, and she grabbed her backpack off the kitchen chair.  No way was she going to risk having to say goodbye to her mother for the fiftieth time; why did he honk the horn?  She hurriedly assembled a breakfast, raiding the fruit bowl and the cupboard, selecting a banana and a few granola bars.  Once outside, she grinned and took a deep breath.  In one leap, she was in the Jeep and he backed out of the driveway and onto the road.  She pulled her hair into a quick ponytail and they merged onto the highway and into the world of sun, sky, road, and freedom.