Yesterday, I bid a fond farewell to my beloved Mazda3, which I am donating to Make-a-Wish, a non-profit foundation granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. Long may my Mazda and Make-a-Wish run.
That’s Mark, one of the many trusted and trusty mechanics from P & M Service Center. Long may he and his business run! Mark eased the pain of my goodbye yesterday by running by me several amusing and amazing stories of other people having trouble letting go and saying goodbye to their cars. For example, he told me about a relative who had decided to donate a car to a charity and then at the last minute said to Mark, “I love this car! I can’t let it go! I want to keep this car and donate my new car — which I hate — instead!” Mark said to her, “Sorry, that’s not going to happen.”
I told Mark yesterday how I planned to run this Neil Young song in today’s blog.
Long may Wikipedia run, which tells us that “Long May You Run” was
an elegy for Neil Young’s first car (which he nicknamed “Mort”), a 1948 Buick Roadmaster hearse that died in 1965 when its transmission blew in Blind River, Ontario.
Long may all those I love — mechanical, human, feline, etc. — run.
Long may my iPhone run, so I can take more photos like these:
Long may inspiration run for me and anybody else who needs it, here and now.
Long may you — all my wonderful readers — run!