Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The tao of driving--III

A fool in the rain

Most people hate the rain. This corner is not among them.

I've camped, danced, played, kissed, ate in the rain.

And I've driven in it.

A couple of weeks ago, I encountered the worst commute I've had. Fog, rain, sloppy road, scared commuters: A mix asking for trouble.


I drove through this deluge and fog calm, steady, sure-footed. And slow. My goal was to get home in one piece. I slowed down just enough to give myself a cushion to react. In a way, stepping back and observe myself.

But there was something else. Everyone else on the road seemed to be moving in slow motion as I moved past them. As if they were scared of the rain. Why? It's as natural as breathing.

Just slow down.


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