Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Highway Man

“Are you a transient?” I asked, leaning in…..laughing…..

“No, no, I just moved here…” the words spilled out of his Saturday night smile.

I asked to see his driver’s license. You never know. “Hmmmmmmm….” I toyed with it for a moment, scanning the picture for tattle-tales…. “Yeah., it looks like you”….smiling at the obvious tourist, with his polished deck shoes and button down shirt. I slid the laminated ID, face down, into his hand…..and he casually tucked it into his wallet, next to the pictures of his other world. Upside down.

That was a zillion years ago.....

Peace~love, baby.


Everything in between is a roadtrip......

25 comments:

Scott from Oregon said...

But did he have a banner?

skinnylittleblonde said...

Obviously not a native and transient or not, tourist or not, he got one helluva ride on this roadtrip called life. A great tour...Tour de'Tour.

ILYSVM Sisterlove...

singleton said...

Scott...Printing.......packing a good read for the beach.....Yeah, he had a banner....
"peace~love...everything in between is just a roadtrip"

slb...ILYSVVFM! Clinking to peace, love, and the yellow butterfly in between....

kj said...

you weave such mysteries, singleton. who is this guy anyway?, i ask .

as for your writing, as always, i like it VVFM. haha.

have fun!

Dan said...

Such a teast of a story! I love it. Who, when, where, why ... I know I'm forgetting another "W" here somwhere! Great writing!

wreckless said...

Want to know the other details too-intriguing lead!

she said...

fun one.. you have the upper hand, he has the saturday night smile

you both have the memory

..so many highways...

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Why. the love of your life, of course! Who else?

Lizard Princess said...

mE LIKE roaDTrips

paddy said...

"The high-way is a curse, and it has a tansient charm," I said mater-of-factly.
The picture postcards stood on the counter in a stepped stile decorated with indian Bisbee Blue amulet's. It caught the tourists eye.....Jesus you have me doing it but you got the gift man. I'm just passin' through.
Y;-) Paddy

~~karoline~~ said...

its all in the journey....luvely album...

:))
k

Orhan Kahn said...

You certainly can be cheeky ;)

singleton said...

KJ...TYVFM! :)LOL!
Ahhhh, sometimes, you have to leave out the roadsigns.....

Dan...What? :)

Wreckless....well, it's without a beginning and without an end....so...

She....always, always, the memories...

singleton said...

Shrink.....Clink!

lizardprincess...yeah, me too, but most of all I like the detours, the dirty bumpy fly-by backroads you almost didn't take.....

paddy...."a transient charm"! I LOVE IT!

karoline....yes, it's all in the journey, and the accidental ways all roads lead to the one we're taking.....

Orhan! You best be being slangy with me cause Webster's has "cheeky" best described as impudent! peace~love

skinnylittleblonde said...

Lol, I think Orhan meant 'bold & saucy'...he can correct me if I am being imprudent ;)
ILYSVFMS!

Tai said...

An absolute mystery, and yet the story is complete and perfect. It's art, baby.

phaseoutgirl said...

Someone once told me.."it's the journey that counts, not the destination". Sometimes I understand it, sometimes I don't...

singleton said...

SLB....13 days!

Tai...:)And a helluva ride, baby!

Phaseoutgirl....i'm with you on that one! peace~love

SpongyBones said...

Yes it is. Life is a journey, not a destination! pssstttt, I'm old enough not to have a fake ID anymore so don't study it too hard!

singleton said...

spongy...psssst....perfect......We don't want anyone gettin' busted when we make that beer run to Florida~!

SpongyBones said...

Psst I had to come back by here and tell you I friggen loved your comment over at Cruel Virgins place ... leave the back door unlocked. AWESOME IDEA!

sorry gotta run. It's beer thirty and I'm off until Monday!

Have a groovy weekend!

singleton said...

spongy.....And I'm off on a roadtrip, too! Cheers! Heres to the groovy.....may the circle be unbroken!

Gawpo said...

What a rush.

singleton said...

Gawpo....Isn't that what's the best about road trips! The rush!

Anonymous said...

So then what happened? Did you kiss in the parking lot?? Cheezy grin ;-)