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When I was a small child living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, my family would often drive three hours to go to Dallas, Texas to visit my dad's family. We spent many holidays there. We would usually start the drive after dad got home from work and would arrive there at night. This was during the days before seatbelts were required to be worn. Because seatbelts weren't required, my brother, my sister, and I would argue about who got to lay where in the backseat. One of us would lay in the back window area, one would lay in the seat, and one unlucky soul would lay on the floor (which meant the hump in the middle was right in your back). I remember during these drives, I would wake up and everyone would be asleep in the car, except my dad who would be driving. 

I can see it in my mind's eye as if it was yesterday. Such a sweet memory.

Dad would have the radio playing and window cracked open as he smoked a cigarette and my eyes were always drawn to the reflection of the dashboard lights in the driver's side window. Dad never knew that I would wake up and see those lights. But I recall with clarity that every time I saw them, I was assured that everything was okay and all was right in the world. I would then return to sleep. Those lights were a gentle reassurance to me that dad was in control and nothing wrong was going to happen.

Nowadays when I'm driving at night, I'll look over at my driver's side window and see the reflection of the dashboard lights and I think of my dad and it is comforting.

I told dad about this as I got older. It was my way of telling him that I trusted him and loved him. Dad is gone now. It'll be four years this August. I miss him every day. I miss seeing him in the driver's seat, driving that car. 

Oh what I would do to go back to those days. 
Arnor Climate Map
(with thermohaline cycle and fault lines)

Here is my completed Climate map for my world. I hope it makes sense. Criticism is welcome. I know that it is not really a thing of beauty. But I was not going for that. I was going for functionality. This is merely a step to my next map which will be to illustrate the terrain of the world. 

There are a few odd bits about it, but that's part of being the creator of the world - I can do that (particularly the Mediterranean vegetation climate surrounded by montane forests (mountains). The inner sea there is the result of a large meteor hitting the planet. It created the inner sea and the mountains around it. 


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Tonnichiwa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the favorite :D
April-Little Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Student Writer
Thanks so much for the favorite!
ebturner Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome. It's easy to fave something when it's that good! :)
Kajm Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Merry Christmas!
ebturner Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you! I hope you had a very merry Christmas my friend! 
Kajm Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I saw you stopped by. How goes everything? I'm bouncing off the walls a bit, improving though.
ebturner Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
It's going okay. Just finished up my 1925 map of Europe. Will be posting it tonight. I'll be starting on the 1939 map of Europe tonight or tomorrow. 

I saw a status update from you about taking a vacation from DA in my notifications. But I deleted it too fast to read it all thoroughly. So I stopped by to read it slowly and thoroughly. I hope all is well with you. 

I suppose I'll see ya when you get back. Take it easy.
Zage56 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Thank you for your service to our Country! United States of America 
ebturner Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
It was an honor and a privilege.
eloel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the +favNeko-Emoji-01 [V1] 
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