Stick-Shift

Stranded on a hill

Face red and wet from fresh tears

My dad is coming.

Art Prescription: Learning to drive a stick-shift, a hill presents a challenge. How to let out the clutch and give the car gas at the same time.

Not done well, the car lurches forward and backwards as if it has the hiccups. And still stands still.

House circa 1970’s:

5 thoughts on “Stick-Shift

  1. I drove a stick shift on the hills of San Franciscođź’Ş. Imagine having to stop on a hill for a light…….

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  2. We all have horror stories of our learning to drive our first stick shift. Most bring laughter and clarity about how we can make mountains from molehills but yours brought tears. What a wonderful memory of your dad.

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