November 24, 2013

She kept thinking she’d packed everything necessary, but then she’d find one more thing she needed to fit in after the fact. The taxi outside had already honked for her, but she still was finding scarves, toiletries, books she needed on this particular journey.

How long’s your trip? the cab driver asked after loading her bags into the trunk.

Just the weekend, she answered.

That’s a lot of stuff for a weekend, he replied.

She tried to tell him how much she had left behind, but the ride was so short and her list so long.

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