** For those of you enjoying my series “To Have and To Hold,” have no fear, more chapters still to come. But today I traveled down a different avenue . . .
I’m sure most of us can remember when we first passed our driver’s test and received our driver’s license. Teen years have their unique set of crazy memories as we plowed through milestone after milestone, but one of the biggest, if not the biggest, for us kids in America is that rite of passage into the driving community. Why?
Because that translates immediately into FREEDOM!
Freedom from our homes, from our parents, from the doldrums.
We have gone mobile, and we can visit friends, head off to the movies, or just show off and cruise around town. And this usually means going on a real date with someone too.
Provided we have gas. And a car, of course. And that means money, we have to have money.
This provides an incentive for work, because we have to pay for everything associated with our ride’s upkeep, or at least those of us who were not spoiled did. We had to work for these things. But it’s totally worth it. This is a big step towards breaking entirely free into our independent existence where we make our own rules.
I do whatever I want now! My home. My car. My rules. Right? At least so far as those rules don’t run too far astray from the rest of society’s rules.