Rear View Mirror

“Did you never hear of the woman who looked back and turned into a pillar of salt?” my mother said from across the kitchen table cupping a steaming mug.

“No” I splurge a reply, inquisitive and slightly agitated. Mother fails to recognize and without a gap for air continues …

“I think it was in Greek Mythology. A woman was banished from a city. She was told never look back, sure enough she did and turned into a pillar of salt.”

Interesting…

This scene of a memory and the woman reduced to mineral waves back to me as I sit in a car without air conditioning, gazing around downtown Miami, slowing cooking into the late morning and waiting for a return.

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