road ridges.

gloomy summer solsticeThere are hundreds of thousands of roads that you've traveled by. Asphalt and gravel and even through the grass in the country. Some roads you just have completely memorized. Even the car knows where it's going, and sometimes, you often find yourself driving home when you actually have no intentions of going there whatsoever. You're on autopilot. It feels familiar to you. In the neighborhood, there's a certain road you take that gets you to the swimming pool. There are warehouses on either side, rows of houses behind you, and even more warehouses in front, just laid out so you can get to where you want to go. There's a small hill you cross before you take your left towards the swimming pool. You cross it to go, you cross it to come back, and for the first time in years, you think about how familiar this feels to you. The three dents in the asphalt that make their presence known as the car skids over them. It's like skin, and you're feeling every ridge of skin that's underneath you. Every flaw and freckle, every dimple and bruise. They're road ridges. We don't seem to pay attention very often, but when we do, it feels like home. Because it is home.

from the drive to piano practice yesterday.


  1. all i can say is love. <3

  2. I know, roads do feel like home sometimes. Even though you are in a car and merely sitting looking out the window, there's something familiar about a certain road to all of us.

    I had this feeling all time when my family would go to visit my Grandma. <3

    Thanks for posting! (:

  3. you wrote this on a car ride? how far did you drive? wait... don't tell me. you're already too amazing in my mind.

    1. i'm not sure how far i drove, but i went from my house to my piano teacher's house, and we made a few stops there and back. so maybe 30min's worth.

  4. Lovely Jocee, just lovely.<3

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  6. Jocee, can I just say how much I love how you write? It's like you're transported into another world, and we can see what you are actually describing to us, and every single detail is mesmerizing. This is also very true, this is a wonderful post. Lovely, lovely, job jocee :) xx