"After the dance, we left in Sam's pickup. Patrick was driving this time. As we were approaching the Fort Pitt Tunnel, Sam asked Patrick to pull to the side of the road. I didn't know what was going on. Sam climbed in the back of the pickup, wearing nothing but her dance dress. She told Patrick to drive, and he got this smile on his face. I guess they had done this before...Anyway, Patrick started driving really fast, and just before we got to the tunnel, Sam stood up, and the wind turned her dress into ocean waves. When we hit the tunnel, all the sound got scooped up into a vaccuum, and it was replaced by a song on the tape player. A beautiful song called "Landslide." When we got out of the tunnel, Sam screamed this really fun scream, and there it was. Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. Sam sat down and started laughing. Patrick started laughing. I started laughing. And in that moment, I swear we were infinite." -The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I have loved this quote for the past few years since reading "The Perks of Being A Wallflower" for the first time. I thought it was one of the most beautiful quotes ever, but had not personally experienced something that I knew could be described by it.
Until last night.
Sitting around with friends, listening to music together--EXPERIENCING music together. Talking. Relaxing. Drinking. Just being ourselves. It was comfortable, and satisfying, and perfect. And I could finally understand it. For sure.