Friday, April 02, 2010

On a Roll

As I pulled into the empty parking lot I opened my door and looked back out over the horizon. They sky was grey like it was going to snow but it was the first time it had hit 70 degrees of the spring. I stood outside of my car basking in the return of the heat, finishing a cigarette and going over the list of items I was going purchase at Home Depot. I flicked my cigarette into the empty lot and saw a small explosion of sparks. A mount Vesuvius for the ants. I watched that cigarette caught in the breeze roll almost all the way across the parking lot.

There was something in that moment.

Something about luck and timing.

Something about the grey sky and the heat on my skin.

Maybe some people just happen to get cast into the world when the wind is blowing.

Maybe some don't.


Rocketstar said...

Something about... starting a grass fire.

Emily said...

Are you back!?!