I’ve got the way

I watch the sunrise from the window seat of a Greyhound bus and drink lukewarm coffee at the rest stop. Someone else tells my life story in my headphones while the rest of the passengers sleep. We drive into a city of wind tunnels created by skyscrapers, dodgy end first. Slowly the people around me start to stir and out the window the city becomes what I know.

the cn tower, by me

From the 23rd floor you can see everything but still hear the noise of the streets below. You can see Dundas Square. You can see the water. I eat grilled cheese and soup for lunch and my oldest friend does my hair and I feel like I fit. She has never had a life that I couldn’t picture, and so I needed to see this so I could place her in my mind when we’re talking on Skype from different continents.

We have dinner, eat too much and come back to talk about old times and how we hope that bitchy girl from high school got fat. We look through old photos of times when we thought each day was the most important ever and used adverbs as punctuation.

On her computer, a clock is set to GMT and I smile because I have friends who know what time it is where I am, wherever that is.


  • By Faebala, January 4, 2010 @ 3:06 am


    I also know what the weather is wherever you are, because I have your locations saved next to mine on iGoogle. Haha.

  • By Hezabelle, January 4, 2010 @ 3:41 am

    And I’ve got a best friend who knows what the weather’s like where I am. <3

  • By Court, January 4, 2010 @ 5:43 am

    And she DID get fat!! … buuut then she got skinny again. Whatever, give her another year.

  • By Kaitlyn, January 5, 2010 @ 3:10 am


    … That is all. Just in case the no-spaces disease strikes again.

  • By Stephanie, January 13, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

    I really like that photo :)

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