Sunday, July 12, 2009
The Other Miata
There's another 2002 red Miata in town, driven by a 50-ish gentleman with grey hair and a full grey beard. Jim used to see him often, as he lives somewhere in the vicinity of Cedar Valley Middle School, where Jim taught.
Whenever I see a man who resembles Jim, it gives me a turn, no matter how superficial the resemblance, and, in the grocery store just now, I saw the familiar grey head and beard. I looked away quickly, lest my staring might be misinterpreted.
Pulling out of the parking lot, there he was, in his red Miata. I waved, and let him go ahead of me...
By the time I got home, I had to sit a minute in the driveway to stop crying.
Does this ever end?
Photo courtesy of mtnwmn