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Last night I had an experience that even now I just can’t quite explain. I’m still a bit baffled and am trying to make some sense of it all. I’ll paint the picture for you. It’s about 10 o’clock in the evening and the sun has gone down leaving nothing but the lights of traffic and construction to keep my attention. I hit a little bit of traffic heading south coming around the point of the mountain and I was continually frustrated with drivers who would hog the left hand passing lane. Please be polite and move over! So as many of you Utah drivers know, the highway construction is getting pretty bad, especially after the hours of 9 and 10. Still manageable but you’ve got to pay attention. Last night I just don’t know how it happened.

I hit Lehi and the next thing I know I’m deep in thought. Life catches up with you sometimes and you get pushed into pondering. Last night was some intense pondering. I didn’t make any life changing decisions but sometimes it’s just good to get some perspective, ya know? The next thing I know, I have no clue where I am at and I feel incredibly lost. Am I rounding the corner of Lindon to Orem? Am I in Spanish Fork? Wait a minute… I’m totally passing the Provo Center Street exit! Finally back to my senses and peace of mind that I’m not half way to St. George. From Lehi to Provo, zoned out! I honestly don’t know how I missed all three exits that I usually alternate between to get home. I’ve grown up in this area my entire life… I understand that construction at night makes it hard but you would have thought I would have noticed something. Nope, completely lost in thought. I’m trying to come up with some sort of life application, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m trying too hard. Maybe something about being too focused to see life with real perspective? Or letting the road of apathy just take you here or there without you really taking control of your own life? I don’t know, What do you think?

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
-Benjamin Franklin