I was on merry way to work the other morning, singing along with my iPod – you know, as you do. I usually have mine on shuffle so that I never know which song will be playing next. It’s always a surprise that way.
I should mention here that it’s now autumn, my least favourite season of the year. It’s kind of a nothing season to me: not sunny and hot like summer, not cold and Christmassy like winter, not full of new life and freshness like spring. Not to belabour the point, but I dislike the fact that in autumn, all the plants are in the process of dying or preparing for winter, I can’t stand knowing that winter’s colder and rainier weather is on its way, and I really hate that it’s cool most mornings but still quite hot in the afternoons so I never know what to wear (sandals or boots? capris or corduroys? sleeveless cotton or long-sleeved wool?).
And this changing temperature is quite apparent in spots on one of my routes to work. The road dips down into a sort of hollow for a couple of blocks, and on autumn mornings, it’s frequently foggy there. I’m not exactly sure what causes fog, and I’m too lazy to google it at the moment, but I do think it has something to do with warmer earth meeting cooler air. (And that would be pretty much the extent of the science unit on meteorology that I remember from Grade 12 … that and also that the weather patterns have a tendency to move from west to east … or maybe it’s east to west? Crap! Now I’ve gotten myself all mixed up!)
Anyway, back to my drive to work. One song had just finished and there was that few seconds of delay till the next song started. At that moment, I crested the hill and started down into that hollow I just mentioned, and into the patch of fog that was sitting in it.
The next song started up. It was “I can see for miles” by The Who.
I giggled at the irony. Wouldn’t that just make the perfect soundtrack for the movie of my life at that very moment?