I’d ask if you’ve ever been stuck in traffic, but given roadways these days, it’s pretty likely. I do have to ask though… how did you react? Did it stress you out, frustrate you, relax you, feel… “it’s unenviable, but inevitable”?
What about curious and creative? Or perhaps even awed?
I had all of those experiences the other day while stuck in some traffic on Interstate 78 on my way to our old house. Yeah, it slowed my already long trip home down, but I saw stories; I saw gorgeous scenery (there are some sandstone “cliffs” where the hills had been blasted back to make the road that were stunning contrasts in colors and textures, even to a point where runoff had virtually melted the choppy stone into liquid floes; I got a lot of people watching done…; heck, I even got the chance to b-bop to my favorite song without worrying if I might wiggle the steering wheel too much and cause an accident.
Being stuck in traffic—or on the page—doesn’t have to be negative or annoying. It can be a blessing in disguise, if you give it a chance. And, it is inevitable (and unenviable), so why not make the best of it?
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