ON THE BACK BURNER

April 5

I have a hero, actually, a heroine . Ever since I stopped wanting to be Wonder Woman, I have been hero- less. In the Sunday NYT's , I found her. A Chinese woman, who has felt powerless to be herself, got a car and is making a road trip, across China ! If she were here in the states, going across America, that wouldn't be that significant , but in her world, it is break out newsworthy. She made the NYT ! That's pretty significant. Women don't do this. Being in an abusive marriage,not wanting to put the burden on her children to take care of their father, she didn't choose divorce. She choose to get a car,and just drive. When she is ready to stop ,she lives in a tent that she puts above her car. She pulls into parking lots to eat. She brought along a rice cooker. She goes when she wants. She stays put when she wants . I want a road trip. Where as  she is running away,and for her, that is a positive action, I am not running away. I just love the journey. I love to be in a car. I just want to be on the road. I keep road atlases next to my bed, for bedtime reading. I have apps on my computers of places to stay on road trips. I am ready . Give me a half hour so that Dixie's sedative kicks in and we can be off.

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01.12 | 09:15

Safe travels. See you soon. sally

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04.07 | 08:10

I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

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22.05 | 08:38

so glad youre here mom!

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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