Nature can dazzle, sometimes becomes too absorbing
temperature can change while on the road
one moment in the nineties then dips into sixties
The sky darkens, hail as big as marbles starts falling, bombarding the car
your emotions show like a pre-determined consequence
you drive faster, the children suddenly quiet.
The sky brightens and back to nineties again
You explain to the children what’s happening
They start singing and laughing
You begin driving evenly, gentle on the curves
On the rest area you will stop and have a picnic.
When you look for pleasure you find meaning,
when you look for meaning you find understanding,
understanding can lead to renewal of the spirit.
And you wonder why labor pains always start at night.