I left work around 6:00 pm today, driving the curvy dark country road that brings me home.
There is a long hill about half way between work and home, almost a mile in length and at the bottom I make a right to continue my route home. In the middle of the hill some sort of accident had taken place in the darkness tonight. There were rescue teams, police, first responders and frightening sounds. I was about ten vehicles away from the site so I couldn't see. I sat there for over 20 minutes without moving, in the midst of the chaos.
Cars in front of me began to maneuver u-turns in the middle of the narrow road in the darkness, after about five cars made the u-turn I began mine. I was successful and able to head back toward work and an alternate route. What is a normal 20-30 minute trip took an hour. The lights of home were a welcome sight.
I still don't know what happened, but from the sounds I heard, things were bad. I sent loving thoughts and prayers for the strangers in the midst of the chaos and hoped for the best for them.
It was heaven getting home to Rick and the dogs tonight, and the universe did not have to remind me to be grateful for my safe arrival.
Sending you all blessings of peace, remember to hug those you love and always be grateful.