September 25, 2012
I Left my Heart in St. Louis
My 1996 Nissan 200 SX with manual transmission, sun roof, and 156,000 miles. I even love the little dent in the left front panel. My silver Nissan and I have been together since the day I first drove it off the lot with just three miles. I've taken good care of my Nissan, and I never thought I would look at another Nissan again. Oh I had brief affair at a car show a few years ago with a Camaro, but all I did was sit in the driver's seat. Sure I lusted for it, but I didn't even turn on the ignition or touch the knobs. Yes that is a smile on my face, but I knew this was just a brief fling. Camaro's are fickle. I know. I used to have one.
We crossed over the Mississippi together and admired a barge pushing cargo up the river. What a magical moment it was for us both.
Oh perhaps just for me, as my Versa didn't even seem upset when I returned it to St. Louis, to the arms of another driver. I'm back with my Nissan 200SX. I think it might have known about my days spent with the Versa because yesterday the key didn't want to turn in the ignition. I assured my car that I'm back now, apologized for straying, and said I won't be leaving again. Still, a girl can have her memories.