TITLE: My Father My God
GENRE: Adult Literary Fiction
The road ran like an endless green tunnel, flanked on both sides and sometimes above by the flossy limbs of unidentified evergreens. The Atlantic Ocean lay not far away but the landscape gave no evidence that a beach was anywhere nearby.
“The trees are so majestic,” Adrianne uttered as they passed through the funnel of pines and cedars interspersed with deciduous trees. “I had no idea Connecticut had such beauty.” Although there was no excitement in her tone, Dave was thankful for even this trace of appreciation from his wife.
“How much longer?” Jeremy muttered from the back seat, indifferent to the reverence the palatial scenery deserved.
“We’re just coming to New Haven so New York is still a couple of hours away.” Dave could feel his family’s relief. Not the sort of relief that rejoices at being near the end of their journey but the sort that is thankful the end is still somewhat far away. Dave looked at Adrianne. She glanced at him but then turned to study the passing scenery out her window.
“Our new home is much larger than the one we had in Maine,” Dave spoke to the miniaturized reflection of his ten year old son in the rearview mirror. The reflection didn’t respond. “Your room will be larger too…I think you’ll like it,” Dave tried again. The mini-Jeremy sank from view. “Well we can’t turn back now,” Dave muttered to himself, “what’s done is done.”