A pastime / by laurel

One of my favorite things to do as a kid was to hop in the family van and go to John's Carwash (River Road in Keizer, can I hear an Amen, Keizer kids?). I loved the insulated feeling of being surrounded by soapy tentacles and sprays of water. Even now whenever I want a moment by myself or need a pick-me-up (or, as was the case yesterday, when my car is so filthy I can't see out the back window), I head to the carwash. It's in that watery womb that I feel absolutely at peace with the world and myself. Yesterday I also happened to take a video of the event as well as a few pictures. 

Where do you go to feel safe or at home?