Monday, December 14, 2015

514 - driving off

My wallet was stolen four years ago. I lost my driver's license with it. So now I drive around without one. But I am really careful and break no signals or drive rashly or anything. If I see a police car on the road, I take a by-lane and wait there until it passes. If I see cops on the road, I behave really well. Not that I wouldn't do any of this if I did have the license but I try to avoid anything that will get me on the radar.
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What this has meant though that I can't drive in other cities and I can't go on long distance drives. But this Sunday I just got fed up with feeling so constrained so I drove down to Bombay. This was the first time I was driving on the highway by myself and it was just so glorious! Given that the decision was spontaneous, I wasn't carrying any cash when I drove off from my house but my sweet little car, music, sunlit roads and mountains and clouds that somehow seemed so much more mystical from the driver's site.

I stopped at the Food Mall to withdraw cash and had a leisurely cup of coffee and drove off again.

I think for the first time, I really enjoyed driving...like I felt it to be a very softening experience. (I like driving through cities late at night or to KP any time of the day.) But this was beautiful, like an unknotting of something deep inside. 


3 comments:

mona said...

Why not getting a license? Is it that hard to get?
You sure are a wild girl..

Anonymous said...

Did the element of risk (driving without a license = flirting with cop-trouble) add something (excitement?) to the enjoyment of the long drive?

mukta raut said...

immensely