Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Interstates & Blizzards


Hours of snow streaming hypnotically at you.
Hours of unblinking focus on the lights ahead - BRAKES!
Hours of muscles tensed in readiness.
Hours of acid reflux.

Not too fast - or you will run into cars ahead.
Not too slow - or you will be overrun.
Hold your breath if you need to change lanes - (A rush of slush!)
Grit your teeth when a semi trailer swings close.

Cars off in the median...
Cars off on the side...
Taillights dimly visible in the cloud ahead...
Headlights pushing from behind...

Nothing to do, but to endure.
You have been caught out, you keep on going.
It takes as long as it takes.

Eventually you will be safely home.
(Psalms 107:28-32) Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, And He brings them out of their distresses.
29 He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.
30 Then they are glad because they are quiet; So He guides them to their desired haven.
31 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
32 Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, And praise Him in the company of the elders.

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