Mirage

I found another abandoned vehicle in my neighborhood. It sat in the corner, overgrown by weeds. Seeing it there reminded me of a line from the movie Jurassic Park when Jeff Goldblum's character said, "Nature finds a way." I thought it was ironic that the car was a Mitsubishi Mirage. Hidden there among the brambles, it certainly looked like a Mirage. Based on the design and what I could find from my Google search, it seems that the car was made in the 1980s, which makes me wonder how long it's been sitting there. Maybe the owner has long since died or moved out of town and the left the car parked in that spot to be peeled away by the elements and festooned with seasonal leaves. The other irony that came to mind and a shame of my life, is that I never got my driver's license, EVER. It was something I had put off when I was young because I was poor. Since I moved to Japan the cost of getting a driver's license is anywhere from $3,000 to $4000. When it came time to get a driver's license, I needed the money for so many other things. Now, it's almost too late. Public transportation in Japan really does take you practically anywhere you need to go, so the only reason why I would get a driver's license now is simply out of a personal sense of having ticked off one of those boxes that you're supposed to tick off at some point in your life. A car would come in handy for trips to Costco or the DIY center. Also, I always wanted to own a Winnebago and drive around the countryside camping wherever I pleased. I'm sure the guy in my last blog post thought the same thing.




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