In Praise of Traffic
by Charles Harper
Collage and Assemblage
Spiritual Lesson: Even the most prosaic of events can teach us universal spiritual lessons like patience, kindness and that the divine is omnipresent. Source: “Wherever I go in the world there is traffic. It can be a source of great irritation or a time for slowing down and seeing the world. It’s my choice.
Source: “Wherever I go in the world there is traffic. It can be a source of great irritation or a time for slowing down and seeing the world. It’s my choice.
On good days I choose the latter. And when I do, I see that the world chatters with life. The woman in the beehive going to her Doctor’s appointment praying over the prognosis. The man in the stained work shirt returning to a mortgage he can’t pay and children who adore him. A cross current of humanity streaming the sidewalks with color and conversation. Two lovers embracing on the corner waiting for the bus. Even the gutter sweeps of newspaper, paper cups and cigarette butts seem like a kind of a miracle to me. And for a moment, I’m in love with everything, everywhere.”
--Charles F. Harper
Question: What has happened to you in your life that you didn’t like at the time but turned out to be a good lesson for you?
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