a full tank

Caroline’s gas light came on about halfway home today, and so I stopped and filled up before heading home. As I left the gas station and zeroed out the tripometer, I saw the full gas gauge and felt such a sense of possibility: just think of all the places I could go on this fresh tank! What wonders await?

It’s a somewhat smaller, less consequential, but relevantly similar feeling to what the New Year used to bring, and quite similar to loading a fresh roll of film, or shooting with a new camera. Alhamdulillah for these new beginnings, these new openings, fresh starts. Continue reading “a full tank”