My cousin did a foolish thing--her words. She bought herself a butter-yellow Volkswagon convertible. Yesterday I went for a ride in it. The top was already down but we needed to put the cover over the folded up roof. And away we went. She explained that she never locks it since the top is mostly down (it's work to put it up and down) so she doesn't keep valuables in it. Papers fly out. Be careful of your conversation as passerbys can listen in. The wind is extremely noisy when you're driving on the freeway. Most of these comments were her own. So how was the short ride from her condo to Los Hermanos down the scenic University Avenue? In a word . . . exhilarating. Granted, it was a beautiful spring day and downtown Provo was looking very green and spiffy. (Did I just say spiffy? Well, it fits.) We had the side windows rolled up so my hair wasn't whipping into my face, just lofting through my nicely highlighted locks, creating the wings mentioned in the title. After dinner, I was tempted to run and gracefully jump over the side into my seat. I restrained myself. Keep in mind, the windows are rolled up and I'm a fifty-year-old, not-at-all-skinny woman with a bad back who has just consumed a massive chimichanga. So maybe buying a butter-yellow Volkswagon convertible is not the most practical purchase for a teacher who commutes from Provo to Salt Lake three times a week. It won't be the best car to take on a road trip with several of her closest friends. But it was her dream and she loves it. I say hooray for enjoying life and doing something that feels so good. Also, in the back of my practical mind that stops me from doing some of the things I dream about, I think what great gas mileage she is getting. Besides, I love the color of this car.
Wonder if it comes in an SUV?