Why we kept her for so long I had no idea — we had given up buying more air fresheners to cure her musty smell, forgotten to scrub off the fading remnants of her yellowing bumper stickers, and even accepted her stubborn trunk lid that would startle the neighbors after refusing to stay open and slamming shut on us. Yet the day we planned to give her away marked the end of a chapter in our lives, and I finally realized what had made her so invaluable.

She came cruising down our street just three months after I came into…

Dhruv Khurjekar

Class of ’22 at The Lawrenceville School with interests in STEM and music

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