That’s me trying to be enthusiastic about what will be a long day of driving, not for fun, but for a good cause…getting a family member and their vehicle from the hospital in San Francisco to their home four hours North…and then getting ourselves back home…on a weekend with the Golden Gate Bridge is closed.
For half of the ride I will be following in my car, while my husband drives them and their car. I recall how I used to come up with some of my best story ideas while driving, so I plan to bring my little blue tape recorder. Actually, I find driving peaceful and relaxing. I will plug my phone in, play some favorite music, and spin stories in my head.
Meanwhile, in the short time I have to get everything done this morning, before we leave, I am trying to register for the British online writing competition I discovered earlier this week. Not having much luck as it appears my account is not yet activated. If the competition starts at 5:30 p.m. in the U.K. then that means the competitions starts 15 minutes from now where I am. It might not be in the cards for me this time…it might be the Universe telling me I need to focus on other things this week…I can imagine what those “other things” are, too.
The film and symphony accompaniment last night was fantastic. It was quite an experience to hear the unmistakable opening strain’s of Nino Rota’s score played by a live symphony. They even served cannoli during intermission! Well done, San Francisco…I was transported and inspired…and reminded how much I love that movie.