The definition of far

April 2, 2011

They drove past dark water, her hand on the window crank as if it might save her from disaster.

Are you getting enough air? he asked.

She nodded, though a bead of sweat had just trickled down the back of her neck.

Is it far now? she asked. It felt like they had been on the road for days.

Depends on how you define far, he said, and he gunned the engine just a little, propelling them forward into the lighted space just ahead of the grill. I say we’ll get there when we get there.

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