TAKING THE HIGH ROAD
It's uncanny. And has been for a while now.
Whether I'm driving to work on Ind. 38, trying to get through town once I get to New Castle, or whether I'm trying to get, well, just about anywhere from my home, I'm met with signs warning: ROAD CLOSED or DETOUR AHEAD.
Sections of roads on both sides of our subdivision have been closed, and another common route not far away is blocked as well.
But it's not just around here. Reroutes and stalled traffic seem to be a part of wherever it is I'm headed.
I'm not going to tell you that I enjoy being rerouted, adding extra miles on my tires, or time to my commutes and errands. I will, however, tell you that I had epiphany.
Sometimes in life, things have to get downright messy before they get better. Roads are a perfect example. It occurred to me that I should be grateful that I am witnessing tax money serve us all through road improvements. Soon the potholes, narrow lanes, and decaying bridges will be replaced with smooth travel, wider lanes, and safe, strong bridges.
"No pain, no gain" applies to travel as well as personal fitness.
I'm curious. Do you experience detours and travel reroutes in your world? Do tell.
In Dayton, the interstate that takes you past the downtown has been called, "The Malfunction Junction" for years. And for years, they have been working on "correcting" the left lane exits and dangerous curves. Finally, 10 years after moving here, we are are finally reaping the benefit of the construction and changes. Detours and delays on the roads (and in life) can serve a purpose that we understand better with hindsight!
8/28/2017 04:30:37 am
So true, Debbie. Can you imagine living in a city, state or nation that had no funds to EVER repair or update roads? In the end, we're all the better for it. God knows the reasons for life detours and even derailments as well.
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