Ndakasvirwa nadriver wegonyet andipa lift mota yangu yafira muroad.
Ainge ari makuseni emuna July kuchitonhora ndichangopedza kudya breakfast, foni yangu ichibva yarira.Ndakamhanya kudaira thinking kuti it was about my job application for the accountant position but it was sister ayiti vana vake varikuda kundiona since tainge tane nguva tisati tawonana. Kubva murume wangu ashaika 6 months ago ndainge ndisati ndavaona. After much persuasion, ndakati ndichauya kuzovaona pa weekend. Murume wangu akafa ne accident a few months ago and I had become very lonely and missed kusvirana kwataiyita. I knew I had to take a break and go someplace that didn’t remind me of my late husband.
There were times at night I would feel him next to me or in the bathroom. I felt his lips paminyatso yangu and his strong arms wrapped around my back, only to wake up ndakatota, minyatso yangu iri hard as rocks. Murume wangu was an expert pabonde. Taitamba ma games akandivhara maziso, achindisvira nekundibata ndonakirwa hangu. Many times he would tie me pamubhedha, ondibvisa hembe dzese, ondirova magaro obva andisvira kusvikira ndakuita kuti munhu apererwa nemweya wekufema. The thought yekuita mumwe murume had not crossed my mind but I knew ndainge ndisingade kupedza hupenyu hwangu alone. Dzimwe nguva ndainzwa kuda murume ndopedzisira ndakuzvibata nekuzvisvira nema toys but ndaibva ndachema before ndatunda.
That weekend I packed enough clothes to last me a few weeks and hoped kuti ndaizowana something kuBulawayo to get me kamwe kaupenyu and a chance to let go of the memories. Before leaving the house, ndakabvisa wedding ring as a sign of moving on. Ndichipinda mu Mercedes Benz yangu I gave my house a hard long look as a final goodbye to the home that gave me so much to remember. Ndakaziva kuti it was time to let go. Ndainge ndicha driver about 7 hours kuti ndisvike saka ndakazviudza kuti ndichamira kaone ndotenga chikafu nekudira petrol. I put on my favorite Enrique Iglesias CD and concentrated on the road. ‘Everything’s Gonna be Alright’ started playing. The song was perfect so I hit replay to listen to it over and over again.
Two hours into my journey I heard a funny sound kubva mu engine. Pane red light pa dashboard rayiti there was an engine problem. Ndakatanga kutya as I realized the nearest town was still 45 mins away. I was in the middle of nowhere. Engine yemota did its best to keep me on the road, but when smoke started kubuda on the bonnet, I knew I had to pull over. I called my insurance company and they said it would be at least two hours before someone could get there. Ndaida kusvika before kwasviba, so the best option was to hitch a ride. Ndaitya hangu but I had to take a chance. After waiting just 10 minutes pakasvika gonyeti richibva ramira, driver wacho akaburuka ndokubvunza if all was well. Ndakamuudza kuti ndainge ndaiita breakdown and insurance company vati vatumira munhu but inini handisikuda kumirira saka ndaidawo lift.