Life is a drive
From one destination to another.
Each destination grants us innumerable priceless souvenirs of life-altering self-improvements
...if we will accept them.
Often times we just get in the car and drive
Not knowing our next destination.
Yet, daring to hope that it will be as good as the last,
We follow the signs along the road.
A sign warns "No U-Turns".
An internal plummeting sensation accompanies our next decision
At this point it is natural for us to feel lost
Where have all the road signs gone?
In desperation we turn to our handy-dandy, built-in GPS system
Hoping to reorient ourselves
What will Mrs. Robotic Voice tell us of our current circumstance?
Perhaps she will say,
"Current location: somewhere south of Happy*. Keep traveling north."
A glint of reassurance allows us strength
...we are on our way.
Billboards appear, daring to tantalize our deepest cravings
..."International Peace Gardens"
..."Utah Museum of Fine Art"
..."Laser hair removal"
..."Utah State Capital"
And rather than surrender to the sting of red-hot irons
We embrace the opportunity to bask in a bright bliss,
An appreciation for tender mercies
Eventually, road signs return to our view, foretelling of destinations to come,
...to add to our cherished collection.
So, enjoy the ride
...and don't forget your camera.
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