Saturday, February 26, 2011
road trip (and road kill) reflections...
We also dedicated a couple of pages to silly signs or amusing quotes that we either said or overheard while on the road. (One of my favorites, written in iridescent pink pen, goes like this: Elissa: Oh, it's okay. I'm just checking to see if I have a live hornet in my pants. David: Um. Maybe you should pull over while you do that?)
I like being able to trace the origin of this story, and how it has changed and what it has kept--a little bit of Kerouac, a little about her minister father's voice, a little about the tragedy that shapes Anna's journey. And I like being able to also trace the path of my own journey, so long ago, and to see how it has shaped my writing. Most of all, I like to think about the experiences of the present, and where they might lead, about ten years from now. :)