why mundane works too…
today is an everyday, where life unfolds neatly. the shape of the day includes, returning emails, paying bills, visiting the grocery store, and getting the car serviced. it will be measured by the check marks against my scribbled list.
practical and predictable, until you add a 3-year-old into the mix and a 2 hour service window.
the shuttle drops us at the mall full of stores filled with treats and toys, people and more people and elderly people (you don’t want you son to knock down) and doors that open into Indy 500 parking lots. but today the mall has an alter-ego.
escalators and elevators are rides into the sky, the aquarium and tropical zoo (aka the local pet store) are filled with glowing fish, titillating turtles and chatty parrots and lunch served in a pirate pak with a treasure of gold reshaped it all.
and the exploration continues as we make our way back to the dealership–a bus ride, a double honk from the big rig and waving at the freight train rounds out the journey. waiting patiently heedless of the headache i anticipated but unaware of the adventure it afforded, my fixed and shiny clean car.
today was a pretty good ‘everyday,’ masquerading itself as mundane.