Friday, December 14, 2012

gas gauge

Here's a weird thing. The gas gauge on my car works, but the illumination does not. At night, with headlights on, I can't see the gas gauge. I was told that it would be difficult to fix; one would have to dismantle the dashboard: time consuming and thus costly.

It's been this way for probably two years.

Last night it worked. I drove at night, an hour north for a meeting. The gas gauge was illuminated. How beautiful it was.

After the meeting I got back in the car to drive home. No illumination.

Except for the stars, those shooting stars, those long slow trails of light. But no light over the gas gauge.