Daily Prompt: Back to Life

Daily Prompt: Back to Life

 After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?


Fourteen hours, I drove fourteen hours straight to get home to Calgary.

Fourteen hours straight in a rented “Smart Car”.

Life sucks.

A smart car is designed for a 20 minute drive, tops.

I tell you right now that I will ride across the Andes in a prison bus before I drive fourteen hours in a smart car again.

In all fairness though I did get home, and that is a good thing.

My wife was waiting up for me and that is a good thing too.

She probably waited up for me because I called her three hours before I got home. I think she was feeling sorry for me. I think “pity” is the operative word here.

God I love her.

She had gone to the package store to get me a drink.

Something I could have when I got home to help me decompress.

Due to the holiday weekend, the package store was pretty picked over.

There wasn’t much left on the shelves.

She got me two bottles of Cognac.

Airplane sized bottles.

“Moose Butt” brand.

God I love her.

When I got in, she kissed me and told me she had missed me.

The kids were in bed.

“Come on in for a Cognac” she said.

I looked at the bottles. “I’m not sure I can drink this. Do we have any needles?”

She smiled and poured one of the bottles into an old fashioned glass, handed it to me. The other she poured into a coffee cup and kept for herself.

She took my hand and led me upstairs. “The kids are in bed.” She said.

God I love her.


 

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