Time - November 28, 2005

Today when I was getting off the Mass Pike to get on 495, I found myself trying very hard not to get stressed out at the usual wait to get through the tolls. I literally had to make myself stop -- several times -- and take a couple of deep breaths.

And recently, on my way home, I've also had to make a conscious effort not to stay in the fast lane. Staying in the fast lane, if you're going to be both safe and conscientious of other drivers requires a lot more attention and mental energy. But it's where I seem to want to be. It has seemed more important to get places as fast as possible than to be relaxed getting there. This is entirely antithetical to almost my entire previous existence.

I'm not sure it's a good thing and while I have some idea of where it comes from, much of it is a mystery to me.


Hmmmm? You tale of the need for speed seems to be contradicted by the total peace and calm expressed by the picture. Maybe you crave that calmness in your life and feel that if you hurry you will get there faster?

Posted by: Bob on November 29, 2005 07:33 AM