Remember the Yellow Volkswagen Bug Theory? You know, the one where your friend buys one and then you start seeing them everywhere. The idea is that they were there all along but because your friend bought one it made you more aware of them.
I have many great memories of Volkswagens. I drove my mom's VW bus in 1972, spent time in Mexico City where there are so many it's almost like a ladybug colony , went out on dates in them,a favorite 6th grade teacher had a convertible one that was painted like an abstract painting of blue and green watery stripes on yellow. Maude drove one she borrowed from a Vicar, and painted a saint on the headliner if I remember correctly.Robin drove one when I first met her, an orange one, we got lost in it while trying to find the Boeing outlet, she swore she never got lost, fun day.
Well,yesterday my Dreamboat bought me my own orange VW bug (1971). Driving it on the freeway from Marysville in a euphoric daze combined with tingling excitement and intense attention I was in heaven. It was like sporting an embroidered jacket, that I had coveted, and finally wearing it and feeling wonderful in.
Robin S. sent me some photographs she has taken while rowing along the Duwamish .
Since early childhood the sight of a pile of smooched cars has excited and thrilled me. The colors probably attracted me at first then the idea that something so seemly sturdy could be flatted and transformed. Thank you for these Robin S.