My favorite place to be in the fall is behind the wheel of my car. Whether I’m alone or with a co pilot, I love leaving the world flying behind my car as I soar through a mountain pass. Ever since I turned 16 I’ve seen my car as a portal to freedom and a place to go for solace. Winter is hard since I don’t want to drive through mountains as much in the snow. It’s also essential that these drives have the windows down and that can be quite challenging in the frigid air. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll do it. It’s just not the same as it is in the fall.
I love being brushed by the stinging autumn air while I blast my music, singing until my vocal chords are a tangle in my throat, my lungs burning with release. I like driving in Ogden Canyon. Any canyon really. Give me a place where I can feel alone from people but connected to nature and bonded to the road.
I like seeing the world around me spinning out of control as my mind tries to get a handle on its emotions and thoughts. This month has been a mess and I needed to let go and drive away from life for a while.