Scintilla Project, Day Three

Today I chose prompt #2, simply because I couldn’t think of a single instance of prompt #1 (“Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. Write about a time you taught someone a lesson you didn’t want to teach”).  Oh, I’m sure there have been some experiences like that; I just don’t remember them.  So here is prompt #2:

2. Talk about a time when you were driving and you sang in the car, all alone. Why do you remember this song and that stretch of road?

I have a 26-mile commute to work, so when I’m not listening to podcasts or audio books, I am singing!  The time I remember most vividly was embarrassing even when I think of it now.  It was 1998, and I had seen the movie Titanic several times.  Oh, what an epic adventure! The tragedy! The romance! The breathtaking sets and gorgeous costumes!  ::le sigh::

At the time, I was working evening shift, so it was after midnight as I plummeted down a two-lane country road at 60 mph.  I was singing along to “My Heart Will Go On”; my voice cracking, tears streaming down my face.  The song always brings back memories of the beautiful scene in which Jack and Rose kiss for the first time, and I always tear up at stuff like that!

So there I was, singing and sobbing ridiculously, when all of a sudden, some kind of small animal streaked out onto the road.  My heart leaped; I shrieked in surprise!  Somehow I managed to swerve, narrowly missing the creature, but it took a few seconds to get straight on the road again (and quite awhile longer for my heart to go on)!

I felt like a complete idiot.  Thank goodness there were no witnesses!

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