Tuesday, December 2, 2008
this morning i was lost in doodlethought at dean & deluca when i looked out the window at my car and panicked: there were two of them. my instant thought was that my car had reproduced. of course it hadn't, but in that millisecond between daydream and reality, i was genuinely confused. even after reason jumped to the rescue and assured me that my car wasn't capable of replicating itself, i still couldn't tell which one was mine for a few moments. the other, parked right next to mine, was the same make, model, year, and color, and it was just as filthy. once i sorted that out, my mind drifted to one of my favorite scenes from anne lamott's hard laughter: two pals were driving merrily along the highway when they passed the exact same car as theirs, and totally confused, one turned to the other and said, "was that us?"
so, i wasted five minutes of doodletime on that one, but the diversion was worth it.
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