Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Fork in the Road

After a little bit of thought I have come to the conclusion that life is a lot like driving, We are all drivers. Some of us like have a GPS telling what to do all the time and then there are those who prefer to be the ones holding the map. Like driving, life often comes with backseat drivers. At times we all have to stop and refuel and examine where we are. There are detours and construction along the way. There are fun stops that etch memories that last a life time. You are cruising a hundred miles an hour on the freeway one moment and then the next you are on route 66 taking all the time in the world.

There are those tough times when the road gets bumpy or comes to a dead end. There are times when we can sit back and put on auto control. The road can be flat and stretch miles in front of us all laid out and smooth and then there is the times when you come up against a huge hill and have to turn everything off to help insure that you make it and don't over heat. Life throws you curves and so does the road. Many of us like driving through mountains driving high and on the edge others prefer driving as low in altitude as humanly possible.

And then there are the forks in the road, decision time. Which way do you go? Sometimes we are already know which way we are going to go, and then there are times the decision isn't so obvious and takes some thought. Do I take the road that goes through the dark scary forest or the one that goes through the pretty meadow. But whats beyond that meadow or scary forest. Will I emerge from the forest stronger then when I went in or will it just wear me out or do I get lost or trapped.Or is there something worth while on the other side. Or on the other hand does the pretty meadow make me relax and weak or distract me from the road and make me loose site of the destination. Or is the meadow all that it seems. Is the fork on the map and does it tell me which way to go to get me to my destination or is this where the map ends?

As you can probably tell I am at fork in the road. I don't know what to do or where to go. I have an ultimate destination, but don't know how to get there. As I stare at the current map i hold in my hands i wonder if that truly what I want and can't help but feel empty. I don't know what sites I want to see a long the way or what I want to do. I know I have to make a decision, believe me I know. I am open for suggestions but in the end the decision has to be mine, after all I am the driver. The windows are rolled up, cruise control is off and hands are firm on the wheel all I am waiting for is a decision to be made about the fork in the road.