I got stuck behind a bus on my way home from work.  Par for the course for today.  On the way to work, I found myself driving in the geriatric lane, with each car ahead of me lulling in traffic, clinging to their right to drive, based on outdated qualifications.  I have love for the elderly, but it’s frustrating when I have to share the road with them when they would probably be deemed legally blind if the law-makers cared to test them in the interest of keeping the roads safe.  I guess we can’t expect so much.

As I slugged along the route, I took note of everything that I was passing on my way.  Everything that’s not available to me right now.  It’s easy to forget what freedoms I’m denied, when I’m focused on a schedule.  Driving past them today, I thought about what I would do if I weren’t on house arrest…

This is where I would have liked to go running when I woke up this morning.

This is where I slept through the morning and had nightmares that I was back in prison instead.


This is where I would have liked to order a tall soy latte on my way to work.

This was the next best thing.


This is where I would have gone to dinner with friends after work.


This is what I would have worn to dinner with friends.


This is what I wore instead.


This is who I would have liked to sleep with when I went to bed tonight.


And this is who I slept with instead.

Just another wild weekend on house arrest.

270 days to go.



5 thoughts on “Today

  1. Geriatric lane? hey! I resemble that remark! ha ha.
    Nicely done, Meili. Your perspective is interesting and changing. Love following you here and in conversations with your dad. Going into this experience, you never could have seen good coming out of it but sometimes if God can keep us still long enough, we find ways to let him use us. Writing is a great tool for change. Keep writing. And when you do get out in 270 days, leave us geriatrics alone. lol. We were young and crazy once too!

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