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Do we want to live the way we drive?

by on November 27, 2012

I, for one, do not.

For Thanksgiving, Rachel, Eliza, Liam and I took our first real road trip   We drove to Albuquerque and back, tackling each direction in a single day.

The drive was mostly on 2 roads – US Highway 287 and Interstate 40.  Most of the way,  287 runs through the towns it comes across. There are a couple, if I remember right, that it bypasses.  The interstate bypasses towns in general, but large enough cities it cuts through – as Amarillo – but, with limited access one is still able to maintain a good speed.

The point of a highway, after all, is to get you where you are going with the the least possible interference.

Somewhere between bypassing one town and having to wait through a traffic light or two in the next, I realized this as an analogy for life.  If we are not careful, we might catch ourselves trying to get through life with as little interference as possible.

The trouble is, even if you live in a small town, life is not like a highway that can bypass you.  Life always has interference.  In fact, life is IN the interference.

Wherever the road that is your life is taking you, please remember, especially during this holiday season, that the stops and starts and yields ARE life, not an interference therewith.

 

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