Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Whenever I see roadkill, I think of my husband

You see, whenever Pukka sees a dead animal or stranded motorist on the side of the road, he kisses the pentacle he always wears around his neck. It was one of the first things I loved about him. When we're in the car together, I frequently cry out, "Kiss it!" if I see something warranting intervention that I think he hasn't noticed. But when I'm in the car alone, or with someone else, every dead animal is just a reminder that he's not there with me.

So yeah, maybe when our kids ask me why I married him, I'll say: "Because I just couldn't handle all the roadkill without him."