Just a couple of minutes

Posted on Jan 29, 2013

It would happen on most winter days where the sun was particularly bright. My grandparents would drive up to our place, but stay in their car for a couple of minutes before joining us inside. I could see them talk. Or they would be quiet sometimes - perhaps listening to the radio. Then they would finally join us.

These days I am the one staying in the car a few extra minutes. Taking in the rare warmth of the sun in the cold days of winter. It gives me peace, and lets me think alone. I wish my grandfather was still around so I could tell him how much I loved their small ritual. We all need time to stand still every once in a while.