Dear Davy Baby,
For the first time since we parted ways earlier this year, I realized Ive been doing pretty good without you. True, our years of history meaningful memories I will never replace. True, your sleek physique is still unmatchable. And true, I still havent quite figured out how to parallel park Diego, your replacement, as perfectly as I could with you. But you know what? Thats okay.
Do you remember when we officially got together? I drove you to my friends house after Dad handed you down to me, and my friends mom commented, You must have done something good. Yes, I didnt deserve you, but you never complainednot even after in my first accident. (Im still sorry about that, but its all ancient history now right?)
Actually you were around for a lot of firsts. You were my first car. You were there during my first kiss and my first loveand you stayed for my first heartbreak. You cheered me on at my first lacrosse game, even though I wasnt very good. You were sitting quietly with me when I got my first ticket. You also were the one to take me to first experiences at many amazing restaurants, shops and scenic views.
When I had to give you up, I was devastated. Where would all my firsts go? Who would I depend on now to take me places? Would I ever feel as comfortable again? Im sure you were worried about me too, since we knew each other for 12 years and were together for 8. So I want to assure you that Diego is great. It wasnt love at first sight, but hes patient and has many wonderful qualities. Plus hes got ultra low emissions.
I actually took him Downtown for his first time this semester. Usually Im too timid to show him around, but it was time. And after 30 minutes of navigating him around inebriated pedestrians, constantly braking at the worlds shortest light, and making who knows how many sharp turns, nothing happened. Thats right, nothing bad happened. In fact, I found a spot where I didnt even have to parallel park him.
Even in leaving, you taught me something about life. Its all about driving on and progressing. Its not just firsts that matter, but also seconds, and thirds, and fourths, as long as youre growing with every experience. Change is not only inevitable but also beneficial.
Its also about never forgetting who helped get you where you are and gave you strength to keep going. Even if that who is just a car.
Davy Baby, we had an amazing relationship, but I think Im ready to progress.
Love always from your ex-driver,
Dear Davy Baby,