29 Aug

O, those wonderful interstate highways!
So smooth. No sharp-edged potholes, signs
everywhere, white lines mark the boundaries,
blue signs for this and brown signs for that and
green signs to tell you how far to Hoboken.
Clearly defined lanes, stay between the lines.
Cruise control.

But some foolish people I know believe that
life begins when the paved road ends and you
suddenly find yourself maneuvering a gravel
road, or a rutted washboard dusty road. My
friend told me: “I like back roads and seldom
used roads.” “Why,” I asked. “Because they’re
fun, full of surprises, unexpected treasures.”

Her reply took me to an invitation Jesus made
long ago. “Come, follow The Way.” But he never
said The Way is a super highway, an eight-lane
Interstate Highway experience. Life really begins
when one leaves the smooth highway and discovers
the excitement and the challenge of traveling
The Way. It’s a bit like off-roading.
Fasten your seatbelt. It’s not always a smooth ride.

3 Responses to “Traveling”

  1. gz August 29, 2020 at 8:21 am #

    Roger – Happy, significant, meaningful travels to you and Sue.

    • Roger August 29, 2020 at 8:27 pm #

      Pressing on, my friend. Pressing on.

  2. Carol August 29, 2020 at 8:31 pm #

    Reminds me of β€œThe Road Less Traveled” by Sandburg ( I think). Happy Trails To You by Roy Rogers πŸ˜ŠπŸš˜πŸπŸŽπŸΎπŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ¦―

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