By: Sydney D
However if you didn't escape Monday, Sunday, Wednesday; morning, days, nights, and evening at the laundromat. Then you'll also know that sometimes these timeless places break the mold in a way that might make you pause. You won't notice at first until someone taps your shoulder and points to a "Chemical Items and Pets Only" sign. But you might just shrug and continue on, silently counting out eight quarters eight times, only to put in six and hear the machine rumble while the water rushes in. You'll blink and finally look up at the price, look around at your surrounding, maybe even re-count the quarters in your hands.
I wonder like laundromats and motels, if we all move with the sameness of people clung to a routine that always works, even when it doesn't. I wonder if like I- we ignore signs of change until they are forced upon us, until the change takes off without our permission?
It was around two am when I finally left the lonely laundromat. The sound of an old-time band followed me out the door. The light of the 24-hour sign filled my review mirror as I drove away and silence filled my car.
My bag was still filled with those left over quarters.
A 18-year old who spends most of my time reading and taking photos. Most of what I write here is just things that I personally hope is interesting, important, or at the very least funny.
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