Wednesday, December 03, 2008
The consciousness of inanimate things across space and time.
They only knew each other from the "glances" they exchanged while parked across from one another in the expansive pre-shipping lot just outside the Michigan factory whence they both came. The admiration they shared for each other those few days was undeniable, she with her deluxe silvery chrome grill, he with his optional 5 window cab.
And nearly fifty years later they arrived at this very same place in space and time, having taken long and very different paths to get here. Since then, they have occasionally passed. And when they do, they remember those few days spent in admiration of one another nearly sixty years ago.
The years have been kind to both. Kinder than to most of their generation. And they are often admired by Chevy Avalanches and Silverado descendants that periodically pass by.
But on those rare occasions when these classics from an earlier era "see" one another, there exists a momentary flux in the electro-magnetic field's dynamics from an attraction born nearly six decades earlier. Undetectable? Yes, Undeniable? Yes again.