Never Mind The Hood, What's The Gearbox Like?
The things that catch your attention, hey? I used to drive past this place every weekday on my way home from work. You know what it's like - music turned up loud-ish, thinking about the kids and how their day went, and just ticking off things in your mental to-do list for the rest of the day.
You kind of see the same sights that you are familiar with - the wide streets, the beautiful trees, the expanse of green ovals.
Then one day you do the drive on a public holiday and all of a sudden you see a few things that you don't normally see. Thing is, whenever I drove past this place it was open for business, so these roller shutters would be retracted. All I'd see would be mechanics working on a variety of cars.
Then along came this public holiday. No cars in front of the place. No people. No clutter. And the roller shutters were down. So for the first time, I actually saw the great paintwork and the vivid colours on the corrugated surface of the shutters.
A bit like life, isn't it? You see what you think are familiar sights, and then suddenly and unexpectedly, you look at them once in a different aspect or a different light. That's when you appreciate the hidden beauty.
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