ON THE BACK BURNER

Spt. 18

I am always looking for lessons that use metaphors for life. I have a couple of ones that I mulled over while I was driving through the state of Georgia. I remembered that once I wrote that knitting was like life. The knit side ,  nice and smooth ,while the purl side is bumpy, like my life gets sometimes. Then my mind strayed , still on I- 75 South  in Georgia, I was jerked out of my thoughts by the road splitting into a bypass option around Atlanta business , or staying on 75 and just stick with the plan. I really didn't know what the better option was,  but  since I hadn't planned on having to take a bypass, I just kept going along with the other thousand of cars on the road around Atlanta.I stayed where I was. I figured that I was staying the course...just like I did in real life. Miles later, finally out of Atlanta's traffic, I moved into the fast lane to pass some trucks. I figured that sometimes you just have to go for the fast lane. Take a chance,go for it, make a  noise, get away from the crowd, pass the slow pokes up, make your move. Another metaphor  for my life.. get out and take the fast lane sometimes. After this study in  my metaphors for my life, I reviewed my  days drive. I had an experience that showed me that sometimes, plain dumb luck gets you in the right place. I was driving along on  75 South in the very right lane. There were 7 other lanes around  me. All of a sudden there were a lot of road signs on the signage above the road. All of the cars were going so fast that I couldn't read where I was supposed to be and I had no choice but to keep right and exit the highway, along with all of the cars in the two right lanes. I was sure that I was now on the wrong road. I should have been going straight, not going right onto a two lane road that just looked and felt wrong. I kept going with the flow, took a breath and  decided that I would get off at the next exit and find my way  to 75 south. All of a sudden  I saw a very small marker saying that I was on 75 south. I couldn't believe it. Now that is what is really dumb luck. I wish that I could relate this to my life.Maybe it is that sometimes what you think is a wrong turn ,turns out to be very right.

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Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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That lavender sounds very nice!

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