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.