Miles of Car Rides

November 26, 2011
Life is a car ride. It races forward, slows down and cruises on autopilot. It can stop to look at scenery or to witness an accident and accelerate to pass another car or to take first place. It changes pace according to traffic yet inside the personality does not change. Inside, I am the heart of the car, dictating its direction and purpose of the ride. My life seems to be a constant ride from one stop to the next, dropping others off but not me. Although I enjoy long car rides for the excitement of a new destination, I appreciate the short rides because of their sincerity. Just like life, interaction with people can dictate moods within a car. Days of driving with my sister are typically exciting and adventurous but rides in solitude are reflective and relaxing. Driving my car reminds me that I have control and make my own decisions. But it is a good feeling to know the blurring trees and white lines are there to guide me to my future, rooted and permanent in their influence, standing strong through blinding storms and unexpected stops.

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stephgcurtis said...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 9:56 am
Wow,Christine!  I had no idea what a word artist you were!  The comparisons really struck home w/ me. Great work!
gadgal said...
Dec. 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm
Great creativity!!
emb123 said...
Dec. 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm
Very thought provoking and not a way I had thought of it before...keep them coming!
emb123 said...
Dec. 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm
Very thought provoking...had never thought of it it this way before...
hornsup87 said...
Dec. 1, 2011 at 9:40 am
An engaging, fresh and apt perspective on life.  Very enjoyable and shows much promise in this young writer!
trainesAustTX said...
Dec. 1, 2011 at 9:15 am
Very insightful!
Jill AusTex said...
Dec. 1, 2011 at 7:34 am
What a delightful and fresh literary analogy to compare life to a car ride, with the writer as its driver.  Christine expresses a mature understanding of the individual’s need to feel control, yet she also understands that faith in the road will help lead her to her destination.  Christine pulls you into the driver seat with her and takes you along for the ride.  I encourage you all to take it with her!
mommy4 said...
Nov. 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm
I can relate to car rides.  I have done my share and each one is very different and interesting.
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