• advent journal: highway song

    by  • December 21, 2017 • advent journal, gratitude, grief • 2 Comments

    highway song

    here is a well-traveled
    metaphor: life is a highway
    but not an interstate
    more of a two-lane blacktop
    that hits all the lights
    in every small town
    an intentional inconvenience
    that makes you decide to stop

    at one of those roadside cafés
    a filling station of the heart
    where whoever comes up
    to the table is wearing a
    name tag and a smile, yet
    holds sadness in their eyes
    either one is an invitation
    to act like you belong here

    we are all people who are
    driving through the details
    lives without express lanes
    unable to see around the bend
    to the next stop light of sorrow
    working our way back home
    full of grief and gratitude
    following the broken line



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    2 Responses to advent journal: highway song

    1. December 21, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      Now I been out in the desert, just doin’ my time
      Searchin’ through the dust, lookin’ for a sign
      If there’s a light up ahead well brother I don’t know
      But I got this fever burnin’ in my soul
      So let’s take the good times as they go
      And I’ll meet you further on up the road…

      5 years ago today I lost a job. Since then, nearly lost everything else that matters through anger, bitterness… you know the story.

      Things are better now than they were. Mostly.

      Some days the work’s harder than others, but it’s still got to get done. So let’s get to it.

      Let’s meet in that roadside place & pick all night long.


    2. December 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Traveling with you . . .


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