Light Transport. It’s a 6.

With David Byrne riding shotgun, I was indeed behind the wheel of a large automobile. Eat your heart out Doc Brown, won’t be needing 1.21 gigawatts in this baby, she’s powered by something not so quantifiable.

Life had recently made beaucoup left turns – career taking a dive off La Quebrada, promptly swept out to sea in a wave of finality, favorite hoodie swiped from my locker at the gym, current l’amour de ma vie announcing he got a job promotion taking him out of the country and “no, I’d rather you not come with me”.  Friends would tell me “meditate! take yoga! do tai chi!” and I was almost convinced one of those activities might be the one to help me navigate the craters currently appearing in life’s highway, almost. A good night’s sleep is probably what I needed even though I counted myself among those who proclaimed sleep was overrated while they filled their coffee mugs 5 too many times in a day but after last night, call me converted because it was the deepest, most comfortable and restful sleep I’d ever experienced with dreams so vivid I would swear they were real!

Making the right turn off of Pt. Judith Road onto the Galilee Escape Road, a deserted 2 lane, 2 mile strip of blacktop ending at the coastline and Galilee Salt Pond Harbor, I open the car windows, the rush of salt air quickly cleansing me of uncertainty, it’s summer warmth welcome embrace as I feel a presence beside me, within in me, all around me, of something wondrous and magical and…

21 thoughts on “Light Transport. It’s a 6.

  1. The Atomic Mage June 6, 2021 / 3:14 am

    Good one, D. An enjoyable read with my croissants and café this Sunday morn (liked your little Frenchisms too) and I was wanting the protagonist to win the day!
    Once more the coast and the sea comes to to help “navigate the craters currently appearing in life’s highway”
    + good night’s sleep.

    I would be super annoyed if my best hoodie got nicked (already lost two this way).

    I like how the story ends on something wondrous and magical, and a possibilty! 😎😎
    Happy Sunday!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 6, 2021 / 1:14 pm

      Thanks, V. I’m jealous of your croissants! After my trip to France, no croissant passed my lips for a very long time, lol
      Absolutely. She, like me, is a child of the sea 🙂
      I have to admit life imitated art last night as I didn’t wake up until 10:55 this morning. There’s truth to the good night’s sleep rumor 😉
      So sorry your best hoodie got nicked. Luckily, this piece is mostly fiction.
      Wonder and magic and possibility. Always.
      Happy Sunday! ☕☕

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  2. Chris Hall June 6, 2021 / 4:19 am

    Sounds, speed and the sea – and the promise of something magical… The feeling you convey has set me up for the day! Great Six, Denise 🙂

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  3. Frank Hubeny June 6, 2021 / 9:49 am

    A good night’s sleep sounds like the best advice. With that salt sea removing the uncertainty I wonder if there is something more to that presence. Nice description of all the left turns.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 6, 2021 / 1:18 pm

      Oh my gosh, Frank – I can attest to that! Wonders what sleep can do for a body, lol
      There very well may be 🙂

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  4. westcoastwoman June 6, 2021 / 11:00 am

    “Beaucoup left turns” the inevitable “craters” then just allowing the salt, sea, air make love with the flesh of the body let the Light Transport allow it to move everything through…..loved this

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  5. clark June 6, 2021 / 5:44 pm

    Writing (in general) and Six Sentence Stories (in particular) can be persuaded to reveal a quality they are almost as loathe to demonstrate as the writer is to bid for; they can be momentarily stable lily pads, stretching out into the pond or lake, life or dreams and the only requirement is commitment without requiring one in return.

    or something like that…

    Six Sentence Story yo

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  6. UP June 7, 2021 / 11:08 am

    Hooodie defense is real. Great six

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  7. Pat Brockett June 8, 2021 / 12:57 am

    And she’s off, off to the sea where the mind and the body can rest with all the sounds and smells to envelop her.

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  8. Nicole Horlings June 8, 2021 / 12:58 pm

    Getting out of the house and going somewhere can be so helpful. The sea is a fantastic place to go (or one of the Great Lakes for me).

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  9. ceayr June 9, 2021 / 7:20 am

    Not sure how I missed this last week, Denise, but I suppose mieux tard que jamais, hmm?
    Entertaining piece enlivened by your bons mots français!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 9, 2021 / 2:12 pm

      That one’s on me, C.E. It was parce que j’étais très en retard posting – an hour before link closing! Agreed mieux tard que jamais 🙂
      Thank you. Don’t know what I’d do without Google translate, lol. Most of what I knew of the language seems to have all but dissipated over the years.


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