Do you know what I want right now, my lad? I long for a car ride with you: you driving me to The Coffee Club, where we would lounge for hours, and you’d talk aimlessly, and I would heed with an undying admiration to everything you say because how can one not love your chatter?
When you talk, it’s as if you’re perfuming the atmosphere with every utterance. My lad, it’s stupid to say this out loud but I love it when you drive me places even when I can drive myself. And though you love to speed when you’re driving alone, you drive meticulously when I’m with you; I appreciate that a lot. I just love it when you drive me anywhere.
It’s stupid to say out loud but there’s this sense of protection and nurturing I feel when you say: “No, no. Allow me. I insist,” and you take the car keys from my hands. “I don’t want to trouble you,” you say.
You know, in between the journey, I love to sneak glances of you as you drive, one hand on the steering wheel and the other hand holding mine gently. It’s almost as if I find it attractive. I am pretty sure it’s a universal feeling: every girl finds her man dreamy behind the wheel. You’re so cute when you drive, my lad.
And when you park your car in reverse and you get it right from the first try, I am just in awe of it all. Two hours down the road and I ask you if you’d like to switch turns, and you gasp as if I offended you. You say you don’t want to trouble me… that’s so.. how do I say it… manly of you? Charming? Maybe charming is the word.
And you’re always up for anything. Anything. I casually mention that the moon is dressed in full glory, and you pull over immediately. You seat me at the back of your truck and we’d gaze at the stars as if we’re seeing them for the first time.
And any idea that pops in my head, whether feeble, stupid, or unattainable, you’d want to make it happen regardless. I tell you that I crave some sunflowers in our garden. You pull over at the supermarket and I think to myself that maybe you’re thirsty for some refreshments. I eagerly open the grocery bag to see what snacks you got us only to find a wrap of sunflower seeds.
I know that what makes my heart flutter might sound simple to you, but you actually listened to my desires regardless. You care for me. You’re too precious to me, my lad. Do you know that?
I love it when you drive me anywhere.