4.15.2009

grey can be a peaceful place

i took this on the way home from the unemployment office on monday. it was a cold, rainy, dreary day—what seemed to be miserable at the time as i left to go apply for unemployment benefits. going there was already a depressing thought—knowing what it meant. but the weather somehow dampened my spirits even more. i was absolutely dreading going.

when i arrived at the office {a town away}, i was informed that i could not apply because i did not have all the information they needed. wow—was i disappointed. i felt like i had wasted a trip, a valuable portion of my gasoline, and time. and i would have much rather stayed in the comfort of my warm, dry home.

but then a good thing happened. i took the back roads home and drove past many beautiful sights—farms and fields. they were saturated with the rain and rich with color against the grey sky. this spot in particular begged me to stop. i found it peaceful and entrancing. i needed that right then. had the sky been cloudless and blue, this place would not have looked the same. it might have said "cheer", but this day it said "peace".

5 comments:

Char said...

there was a meaning to your trip...that is wonderful. I hate wasted trips too.

spread your wings said...

i always try to take the back roads back home if I have time and it seems yours was rewarding.

beth said...

oh sweetie...not a great day, but what a great find on those back roads !!

ELK said...

you have the right attitude G `you were meant to take that road!

Claire said...

your heart, expressed in words, leaves me humbled.