I packed your bag tonight. I tried to think of anything and everything you would ever need. Leave nothing to be desired is what the voice in my head begged. No want. Never. Kisa loaded the car under the cover of darkness. No need to advertise your Ford Escape.
But, back to the bag. I tried to think of all your senses and cover them with kindness.
- Touch – your travel companion of black and purple while Skidz is in the Sunshine state. It’s nice to have someone to hold on to. Squeeze him hard if need be.
- Taste – protein bars with lots of nuts and fruit; gum and breath mints
- Hear – Music, music and more music. Mumford and Sons, Adel, the Brothers, ZZ Ward to name a few. Oh and as always, Natalie. I remembered an audio book you said you liked: The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugenia Kim. It’s long winded so it should keep you busy until Dallas.
- See – because you are such the book snob, a paperback in real, honest-to-goodness print: Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Try not to cry in public, but if you do I packed tissues…discreetly.
- Smell – green tea and roses (enough said). You have makeup, spritzer for the face and dry shampoo along with lotion and lavender.
- Think – crossword puzzles and more crossword puzzles of the not so typical kind. You also have Free cell on your phone, your favorite. But, you knew that.
- Care – letter writing materials complete with paper, pens, envelopes and addresses and stamps
- Reflection – two travel journals and a datebook. What could you possible say when nothing has happened yet?
- Art – a camera. Try not to take pictures of men sleeping with their mouths wide open.
- Communication – your ever present phone should you need to call for help.
- Recklessness – nip bottles of pineapple vodka and pills; just what the doctor ordered.
I think I thought of you and yourself.