Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tis the Season Vol. 2 Song 13 - New Order - Age Of Consent



Remember that horrible Bon Jovi video where the first thing you see is them blasting through a tunnel and as soon as they leave it there's a city right in front?  Well that's the city i live in and on certain days i drive through those same tunnels (now that i've moved) and get that same view, except today it was dark and icy and cold and as i sped through the fluorescent light of the tunnel i exited into the beauty of a twinkling pre-dawn skyline, to my left the mighty Ohio river began and the X-mas lights of Point State Park glimmered and i listened to New Order as i flew under an overpass and then i was zipping by the banks of the Allegheny, not ten yards from me, it's dark and choppy waters sending a shiver down my spine, it's really one of the most beautiful fucking commutes you could ask for once you leave the tunnels and i wonder if the people who do it every day realize how lucky they are? and i drank my coffee and softly sung along and dare i say was quite content and happy as i waited for the sun to rise, parking and walking through the bitter wind in the remnants of the Rust Belt, the mist stinging my face, my hands cold, still singing, i wouldn't have it any other way...

3 comments:

sybil law said...

I've had some similar feelings when I drive over the bridges around here. The tunnels, not so much, but I rarely need to drive through them.
Have a great day, Kono!

nursemyra said...

I feel like that when I drive over the Anzac Bridge here in Sydney

Jayne said...

I'd change light bulbs for that commute. I've never been in that area of the country, sounds pretty special, like I really ought to see the Allegheny sometime.

Happy holidays, Kono. Wishing you many more happy drives in 2012. ;)