Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sunshine in my soul, figuratively

Dear Drive to Work,

Have you lost weight? Did something different with your hair? A new outfit, maybe? Because you looked incredible this morning. Seriously. When all those people in Hollywood who aren't working and not giving me new episodes of the Office talk about the importance of good lighting, they really mean it. You literally looked radiant. (And I actually do mean literally, unlike Oprah, who should know better, who says things like, "My heart literally broke." But I don't really want to get on Oprah's bad side since she could literally have me killed.)

I love the effect we had this morning when there are dark rain clouds above but not in the horizon and the sun was rising and reflecting off of the clouds, highlighting all of them in pink and orange, and sparkling off of the wet palm trees and the newly sprouted clover patches on Kellogg Hill and making them look green and gold and so very California. And that big fat double rainbow was a nice accessory. Generally you're not this pretty. You can't help it, what with all of your malls and car dealerships and freeway sound walls. But you really gussied yourself up today and I want to let you know that it did not go unnoticed.

You warmed my heart. And I mean that as a metaphor, but I don't think it lessens the compliment any.

Love, Rachel


Sam said...

Don't be jealous, but while you were enjoying golden rays of sunshine, "sparkling off of the wet palm trees" (I believe that was your exact description), I was blessed with endless vistas of ice and snow accompanied by -12 degree weather. (And there were no rays of sunshine either because the sun doesn't come up until 8:00.)

Your loss.

Chris said...

Yes, and when the sun finally comes up and hits the snow it looks like millions of sparkling diamonds.