Back to CA

The sky certainly seemed to open up as I drove away from Oklahoma towards the open road westward to California. I had many mixed emotions the farther we got away. The sense of closure even as I was just getting settled in a new environment swirled in my psyche like rolling waves. It made me nostalgic even as I was looking ahead in anticipation. It was a most remarkable sensation. On the way, I even got a phone call from a classmate who said that she wasn’t even aware I was planning on leaving. It made it all the more bittersweet.

open sky open land

My great consolation was Shixiong and being with him the whole time. We had good talks, fun laughs, and serious discussions. We also had quiet moments of reflection as well as awesome wonder at the nature all around us. Since we decided to fill up right when it got to half-tank, the sight of Shixiong filling up the gas tank became a familiar one to me (except when he really needs to go and I get to do it by default).

familiar sight

2 Responses to “Back to CA”

  1. Kim says:

    Why is Shixiong filling up the tank a familiar sight?

  2. mbcohao says:

    that’s because he wanted to fill up every time it reached half-tank … I got used to the sight of him filling up the gas tank!

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