Conscious Catholicism

Today wasn’t the best drive into work.  Usually my commute is tolerable but today the Universe had something else in mind.  Every road I would go down, literally every road had some other driver obstructing the way.  They were either doing 3 point turns on a  two point road, or they were turning left across insurmountable traffic.  It took me almost an hour to get to work on what is ordinarily a 25 min. commute.  I’m not bitching as much I it may sound like I am, really I’m not.  There was a certain point, I was at the Beverly Center sitting behind one of the left turn across two lanes of oncoming traffic, when I just starting laughing to myself.  I had to because viewed from the outside it was utterly ridiculous.  When I lived up in Seattle, my home and my job were exactly 1 mile away from each other.  I walked to and from work.  It was heaven and something I miss terribly living here in L.A.  Everyone really does drive everywhere even to places that they could otherwise walk to.  And yet they will pay hundreds of dollars for a gym membership (which they drive to) in order to get exercise.  People are funny sometimes.  So I get to work finally and really the only point in sharing any of this is to remind myself that things like this are little daily lessons on being in the moment, enjoy the absurdity of the whole thing and breathe.  I will get where I want to go, just maybe in a different way than I planned and yelling, that never does anything but spreads the anger and makes people drive even more stupidly. 


Born in New York, Educated in the Berkshires, Became an adult in CA and found my Soul in Seattle. I'm a bearish middle aged, happy man who lives w my husbear in the OC.