And music in the air.
Yesterday on a mini road trip we were driving with the windows up and the air conditioner on. I was ‘working’ on the computer. Husband was driving. We passed a pickup truck. The man driving was tanned. His window was down. His arm on the door, just hanging there. He was closer to being outside than inside. I looked at my lap. Where I’d been looking for an hour. Instead of at the sky. Or the passing rolling hills. I shut the computer and slid it in to my backpack. I told my husband we needed to roll the windows down. When I’m driving I do this. But I was trying to do double duty while I was the passenger. Instead of relaxing with the fresh air and music playing-I wasn’t. Instead of taking advantage of the rains having stopped and the air being full of nutrition and energy-I wasn’t.
Windows went down.
Arm went out.
And a thank you sent out to the hair flying, tanned armed, relaxed looking guy just moving down the highway.