Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Big Red Truck
When most of us think of the a Big Red Truck, we think of the one that goes roaring down the road with sirens and whistles racing to a fire. I used to think this way as well. But now to me The Big Red Truck is something even more (not saying that firetrucks are less important-because they save lives, homes, etc). When I was a little girl, I was pretty much all girl when it came to my toys. I had doll after doll, barbie and barbie, and played house pretty much everyday. I never owned any toy cars or trucks. So why now, why when I am in my mid 30s does a Big Red Truck get my heart going and my eyes open wide, just like I did when I was a kid and Santa brought me my first Cabbage Patch Kid. Ok so maybe it's not exactly The Big Red Truck itself, but what's in it. Inside this Big Red Truck is happiness. A happiness I have not felt in a very long time, maybe even since those times I used to wait up for Santa with the glow of Christmas lights reflecting in my room from the outside glow. Don't get me wrong, I am for the most part pretty happy, but this happiness was magic, like Santa. Every time I see any Big Truck, but heart does a little skip. But it's The Big Red One that really gets my heart a fluttering. Yesterday, The Big Red Truck took me for a ride. The actual ride in such a large vehicle was actually pretty exciting to see what a large monster could do. The laughter and fun inside was heart melting as well. It was kind of like a rerun of those Christmases so long ago. The glow in my heart, the fun in my soul, and the friend by my side. I cannot go back to those Christmases when I was a child and have those same experiences-unfortunately I grew up, just like I cannot have the magic within The Big Red Truck-because Santa gave that magic to someone else. But I still believe in Santa and believe that he will return the magic to me-maybe not the one in The Big Red Truck, but magic that will make me feel that blissful happiness I once did on those Christmas Eves long ago. The magic I felt not too long ago. The magic I felt from a Big Red Truck.