A New Moon

It is a Friday night and I am driving home. It is not early and it is not late. Although it is not a long drive I am enjoying the night, jazz on the radio. What I see is people in a terrific rush, passing me at high speeds – well above the speed limit.

Am I just enjoying the drive or am I getting old? We identify slow drivers as old or drunk. I am not driving particularly slowly, just not racing. It is a beautiful night, a night to be enjoyed. A night to roll the windows down and feel the wind on your face. I have always done this, since the time I started driving. Now it makes me feel young and beautiful.

All these people in a terrible rush. Are they getting home from work? Are they headed for a party, a date? What catastrophe will befall them if they don’t hurry? The older I get the less I understand that rush – unless I am late for an appointment of course. There are moments to be savored in this life and driving on a beautiful new moon night is one of them for me.

Stop and smell the roses, isn’t that what we have heard? So this is my version. Watching all those people missing the moment; perhaps they are headed for their own special moments and can’t wait to get there. Maybe what they don’t understand is that the moment, the experience, will still be there when they are – it will still be a moment. But the journey is it’s own special moment. Every moment is the now. If you are rushing toward another moment, you will always miss the one you are in.

So for me, it was a beautiful new moon Friday night, the windows down, the wind in my face, soft jazz playing and the now is always a wonderful thing.

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Author: Trienah Meyers

I am a musician, writer, poet, mother, teacher. I am learning to live life differently at this new stage of life. Travel, food, music, books, friends, religion. Everything is interesting. Everything old is new again. I am also available to ghost write blog posts for you, newsletters, speeches. Proofreading/copy editing/editing also available. Or if you just want to take me travelling...

One thought on “A New Moon”

  1. Right on! I often say to my wife and co-pilot as we travel on highways and byways, why are so many people in such a hurry? Are they late? Impatient?
    Poorly scheduled or over scheduled with too many demands and expectations?
    Wish I could stop enough of them for a valid sample, do an interview and find out the causes. I can hypothesize but having hard data from enough people might help reach an informed conclusion. We now tend to stay off the expressways and freeways because we have the time, take the time and find it so much less stressful. Last summer’s trip was 7,000 miles and this summer likely that many or more, so we have mega opportunities to watch other drivers and sometimes have to drive defensively as some of them are so self-absorbed they are unaware of what’s around them. That’s another theory worth testing. Thanks for prompting this response.

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