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Day 32: for the love of letters!

1 Feb

Today is February 1 …already!

And, in honor of the month we dedicate to that four letter word, I am celebrating with a month of love letters, starting today with a letter from my heart …to my car.

My Dear Car:

Oh, how I love thee, gray Nissan Altima from 2008!

I’m sorry I never properly named you, and now as I write this letter, I do wish I had picked a nickname.

Hum… what about Alty? Or, maybe, Nissa?  Okay!  Nissa it is.

I love you Nissa, for so many reasons, but especially for taking me over 53,000 miles of life’s uncertain terrain.  You have been my co-pilot from Boston to New Orleans and back again.  You have carried me from the southernmost tip of Florida to the Cape and island of Martha’s Vineyard.

I have packed you to the gills and moved with you six times!

Please forgive me for leaving your sunroof open on a hot and sunny April day.  I had no idea it was going to snow the next morning, really, I didn’t!  But, you dried out and bounced back in no time at all (with a little help from your standard issue heaters).

Thank you, most of all, for playing my favorite song the moment I drove you off the lot.

How did you know A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton is the song that reminds me of my mom?  How did you know I hadn’t heard that song in years? How did you know it was exactly what I needed to hear as I finally sat in the drivers seat again — both in my new car and my  new life?

When I first sat on your leather seat and held your soft steering wheel in my hands, I knew we were meant to be together.

And, don’t you worry!  We will be together for a long time now that I bought out your lease.

Be mine.


P.S. As I explore the power of love this year, please know you hold a very special place in my heart.

P.P.S. I promise to take you to the car wash more often!

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