A beautiful word or thought that is not accompanied by corresponding acts is like a bright flower that bears no fruit. It would not produce any effect. ~The Buddha

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Have you noticed that merging has gone by the wayside?  There's certain rules to doing it the 'right' way like not coming to a complete stop at the end of the on ramp in hopes of fitting into traffic cruising by at speeds of 65 or greater.  How is that smart?  Or just moving into traffic without looking to see the tractor trailer barreling down the highway.  The list goes on and on.  And this doesn't just go for coming onto the highway, the drivers already on the interstate have a certain responsibility too like slowing down to let someone in or moving over to the barren left lane.  Simple courtesy or so it seems.  Then there are the side roads, when two lanes are going to become one, isn't better to find a space in the left lane to slide into rather than picking up speed in a desperate attempt to get to the head of the traffic in the left lane.  Where have the rules of the road gone?  

The same thing goes for the morning.  I like to ease into the day.  I don't check messages, any of them, until I've taken a shower.  I'm not in a race to the front of the line.  I like to merge into the day, enjoy the cup of coffee, listen to the radio, glance at the headlines before I head into the steady stream of the day. Call me 'old' school, but just because we have more ways of communicating with each other available to us, doesn't necessarily mean we can't give each other a little space to merge.


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