I now have 3 dogs including 2 large ones, and I bought a bigger car for us to enjoy driving just recently. I happened to find this very good used car dealer on the net, and he offered a good trade-in price. So, I ended up buying a 10-year old HONDA SPIKE (a brand of car that I'd originally fallen in love with at ANOTHER dealer just a day before XD.) I chose my dealer, even though it was a much smaller sized family-run kind of shop than well-known big chains of which name most of you might have heard of, because the shop owner who first gave me an impression that he might be a somewhat reserved person turned out to be one of the most diligent, aspiring and enthusiastic sales people. Yesterday, I was told that my new car was ready, and I visited the dealer today with a lot of excitement, assuming my previous one (an 8-year old SUZUKI MR WAGON) that I had said good-bye two weeks ago was still there unattended. Totally against my expectations, however, it was on display! What's more surprisingly or even more astonishingly, it was already labeled "SOLD"!! It's so fast!! Unbelievable, huh?? (Besides, it even looked a lot more shiny, beautiful and attractive (!) showing how rarely I would be washing her...So sorry for my negligence.., and also what a great job they have done!)
When you buy a new car, chances are that only thing that occupies your mind and excites you about is your next one. No wonder, no mystery, I guess. At that point, you would be totally oblivious to the fact that you will soon be leaving your current one - one that you must have fallen in love as much some years back. Funny thing is, it seems very much like romance - by the time you say farewell to your present one, your heart is no longer with it, but when you really have to do it, you might realize or get even confused to find that you are a bit hesitant to do it. Since you could be too thrilled about your new one at the moment, it tends to make you totally blind, and it is not until you leave you former one that you begin to notice how much you miss it. However, this kind of elusive feeling could just occur only because you know you can't go back to your past. Even if you could, you'd never be eager to take a risk and go through similar predicaments (especially in terms of love relationships, I suppose) though...
Anyway, I know it is much better for me to go forward by imagining myself driving the new car and having a great time with my dogs in it.
Still, in these photos, I tried expressing my mixed feelings of happiness and sadness when I found out that my former car (or my ex? lol) had become someone else's.
Please don't ask who this gaudy-clad eccentric blonde middle-aged woman is? lol