"Hey Mom, did you feel emotional the first time you drove in Sacramento? I did and I wanted to tell you, but we weren't really talking when it happened. All those bends I've known my whole life, and stores, and the whole thing. But I wanted to tell you. I love you." -Lady Bird, 2017
I felt emotional the first time I drove alone in my hometown.
Watching all the stores and houses I'd passed by for so many years.
The sun beaming on my skin as I blasted my favorite song from the CD player of my parents' car.
I was driving to a friend's house on the other side of town.
I could point out all the houses of my friends.
The bakery I got my 7th birthday cake from.
The spot on the side of the road where I saw a man juggling once.
The fading sign of my old elementary school.
The library I've spend hours picking out books from.
The grocery store my mom always goes to.