Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Patterns are set early

I've been keeping my eye on the odometer of my car, waiting for that moment when the numbers read 123456. (I already caught 123123 and 123321, but missed 123246).

Driving to work I suddenly remembered the summer my dad came home for lunch so we could all pile in the car and drive around the block a few times to watch as every number but one on the odometer turned to zero: 200,000.

What fun!-- not just the seeing-- but having a father who knew that that silly little moment would bring pleasure to his family.

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