Claire Bouleau

Booze , and Gaz

Being in  Aspen CO , the most expensive real estate place in the country ,   is similar to be in a mountain oasis . Then,  roads are  taking you to other ski resorts, and soon to old mine towns, and then , straight to the sky.
The only wealth is the earth, never ending, forever changing. The day is  sparingly  punctuated by villages,  getting  rarer as we are going East. Huge trucks  are turned into  toys on the  everlasting highway.
There is something truly exhilarating to experience this sense of scale. So when you stop in a village frozen in silence, meeting  a bicycle dropped in the front yard, your imagination can go wild.
At sun set, when the sky meets the earth, the idea of a warm place, with a nice bed sets in. So you keep going on the I 70 until  Flagger. Here, Le Motel is waiting for you. A lonely  brick building, fairly ageless, elegantly named. So is  the woman who runs it since I can barely see her through a cloud of smoke. In her Office I can guess a pair of tired chairs, a fluffy blanket , and a smokey vacuum  forever standing up. Le Motel sits  downtown:  A gaz station, a shinny dinner, and a liquor store where cars are stopping on and off the highway, once in a while.
Waking up in the morning, I opened my eyes only to discover a car wash right there, in the field. Even cars don’t stop that often here. Maybe that s why they park their pink Cadillac in the sky.
Have a good one!

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3 responses

  1. joel

    Now some folks say it’s too big
    And uses too much gas
    Some folks say it’s too old
    And that it goes too fast
    But my love is bigger than a Honda
    It’s bigger than a Subaru
    Hey man there’s only one thing
    And one car that will do
    Anyway we don’t have to drive it
    Honey we can park it out in back
    And have a party in your pink Cadillac

    April 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    • clairebouleau

      Joel, you’re the Boss: Keep the motor running.

      April 5, 2012 at 8:11 am

      • joel


        April 5, 2012 at 11:13 pm

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