Night driving

Cars at night

Conversation between Jane and me while driving home from Edinburgh on Saturday night. I was driving and feeling quite tired; Jane was in the passenger’s seat.

Gareth: How awake are you?
Jane: Not very, why?
Gareth: Don’t worry, I just wondered if you wanted to take over driving. I’m getting sleepy.
Jane: I could … it would probably help wake me up a bit.
Gareth: Yeah, cos that sounds safe! You’re alright there. I’ll be fine. I promise I won’t fall asleep.

Pause

Gareth: Could you sing me a lullaby?
Jane: Do you want to get us both killed?
Gareth: Is that really the first line of a lullaby? What kind of lullabies do you know?!

And then Jane did indeed sing me a lullaby that began with the line “Do you want to get us both killed?”. It was a really beautiful thing.

We got home safely just after 23:00.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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