Thursday, January 10, 2013

Signs and Portents

As we were driving around the other day I got to thinking about the traffic signs that we frequently observe.

My thoughts turned those 'rules of the road' into 'rules for life'. How many of them might qualify as reminders as I move through my days?  How often do I detour from what I am presently doing?  Do I detour off to do it another way or do I detour off and then return to the main road eventually?

"Merge" - on the road this means that I have to move into the traffic - keeping up with the flow and blending in.  In my life this might mean that I have to do the same thing with my fellow human beings.  It doesn't have to mean that I am not an individual but that in order to live among others there is a certain about of 'merging' that must take place.

"Construction Zone Ahead" - oh this could certainly pertain to my own personal life -- its a constant 'construction' zone, isn't everyone's, or it is just me?

"Yield" - Yield to what?  Do I yield to every random thought that comes into my head?  Do I yield to the injustices that occur in this world with no thought at all?  Do I yield to the 'lazy' way instead of the right way? Just how much yielding am I supposed to do?

I'll be watching for signs that pertain to me as I enter a new year.

"Write down the thoughts of the moment.  Those that come unsought for are commonly the most reasonable." - Francis Bacon


  1. Wow, Penny, there are messages everywhere if we choose to see and hear them. I think you are most thoughtful, perhaps the most intuitive, person I know. Are you also a bit psychic? ;)

  2. ...where's the one that says....

    "HAVE FUN!!!"

    x C

  3. The one most of us need is "Slow Down"!

  4. Good Post.
    A unique observation and a perfect example of your creative thinking.
    You are one of my blog friends that I definitely would love to meet.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    xx, Carol

  5. I love this *train of consciousness* post...all of us do this, but how often do we pay attention to the fact that we are actually doing it?!

    To be honest, I probably have the most trouble with "yield" which probably speaks to my self-will more than anything else. And that "construction zone"? oh dear, TURN RIGHT now!! ;>]]



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