He sped along the highway as he left his home town. All that shaped and influenced him as a person, and everyone he knew, faded into the background as he drove ahead. He was looking forward to the new life he was anticipating in a city unknown. He didn’t know where he was going, but everything he was leaving behind, the good times and the bad, was burned into his memory.
His home town made one last appearance in the rear view mirror before it disappeared behind the horizon forever, but he was only looking at the road ahead.