Portrait of My Forester —

In Arizona we drove a rental Ford Fusion for a month. Brilliant red, quiet, responsive, a very nice amiable car. But I missed my own aging Subaru Forester, the quintessential New England car, conservative and understated and modest, whose every quirk I know, and about whom I feel as I am given to believe cowboys do about their horses —

So when we got home, and we reunited, I walked around my car and took photos and here is the result, a more-than-slightly Cubist Portrait of My Forester:

In Your Face -

The Eye of the Forester

Strong Silent Type

Reflections

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17 Responses to Portrait of My Forester —

  1. barb19 says:

    I love the Subaru Forester, always wanted one but haven’t achieved it yet!
    I know what you mean about knowing every little quirk of a car you’ve had for a long time – we get quite attached to them. Felt like that about a 20 year old car I had a long time ago; she was old but I loved her and took pride in her; we were a team – like the cowboys with their horses!

  2. ceceliafutch says:

    It’s grand to have an automobile so long that it becomes a dear friend. I’ve had one or two of those myself, but never a Suburu. Nice post. Nice photos.

  3. Berna Lee says:

    I know exactly how you feel. That’s how I love my little red Fabia. From your pictures I gather that you love her to pieces.
    Berna

  4. Pauline says:

    Love me, love my Subaru πŸ˜‰ (which, btw, seems male to me, too – how interesting. All my brother’s cars were “she” )

  5. Stef says:

    I drive a Subaru, too! A legacy – 2003, dark green. Completely paid off, and only 85K miles on it. I’m hoping to have it around for the next decade or so… πŸ™‚

    Isn’t it interesting how sometimes (often?) we adore our own, old-yet-familiar items than fancy-new-yet-foreign-to-us ones?

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Do you think of your Subaru as a he or a she? (Just apropos some of the comments here.)
      Those old-yet-familiar items are the tried and true, been-with-us-through-thick-and-thin. They’ve been loyal to us; now we’re loyal to them!
      (Loyalty —there’s an old-fashioned word for you)

      • Stef says:

        Loyalty can be an old-fashioned word – and idea. Kind of sad. But that just makes me appreciate it even more when I encounter and experience it.

        As for the gender of my car…. you know, I think of it as an “it”. And even now as I reflect, it remains neutral – no gender either way is coming forward. Hmm…

      • Touch2Touch says:

        Whatever. It’s all good — when we’re talking about a good car!

  6. fb says:

    I think we should step cautiously when we speak about loving our cars. After all, they do not love you back. Unrequited love has always been rather common.

  7. fb says:

    I certainly don’t think that it is vulgar, but as the saying puts it, it takes two to tango. What I do feel is that it often portrays unrealistic assumptions on the part of one person that do not resonate with the other. And that can spell difficulties.

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