What I miss about driving less is getting lost in a radio show, specifically narratives on NPR via WWNO here in New Orleans. I can't seem to listen to talk or narratives on radio sitting still in my bedroom or living room because my mind starts to travel to all the things I need to do in my house, and if I try to do chores and listen, I don't enjoy the story the way I can in the car.
This Saturday, February 5, however, I was zipping through the city and Metairie and ha the pleasure of listening to This American Life.
I could not wipe the smile from my face as I heard the last segment, "Contrails of My Tears" on 426: Tough Room 2011. Brett Martin discussed the tendency to cry at movies on airplanes. I don't wait for airplane rides to cry watching movies or even sappy commercials, but I related to the discussion.