I am saying farewell to an old and trusty friend, it has served me well for seven years, taking me to where I want to go and helping me do so many things. Other people have laughed at it and wondered why I kept it in my life when it was so obviously not worthy of my attentions, it had a battered body, with plenty of rust spots and it wasn’t the biggest or most attractive vehicle out there…but it had a heart that was bigger then it’s size and it was dependable…right up to the end. I even prolonged its life several times because I know it’s become a part of me, giving it a heart transplant a couple of years ago even though the procedure cost three times as much as the value of the vehicle.
I have done so many things in it, dreamt many dreams, travelled many miles for work and pleasure. I started new hobbies, met new friends using it’s powers and it’s abilities. I learned a lot about people by their reactions to the one I chose to have as part of my life, and I found it was an excellent barometer for detecting those people who are shallower and more materialistic then I am. They would turn up their noses at my faithful friend, not realizing that our bonds ran deep.
But alas sometimes one has to say goodbye to a faitful friend, the mechanical problems are becoming too severe and too common and it doesn’t run with the same verve it ran with before. I know that I will miss it, and it will live on in my heart. Part of it will also live on after it’s gone, I am transferring the old license plate to my new car, and if the new car is half as good as the old one I will be happy.
Farewell old friend, I’m gonna miss you.
Faithfully yours: Keith