Turn, turn, turn.

Today's Photo: "Ever Turning"

This afternoon a semi-truck pulled up next to me as I was stopped at a red light. Yes, I know it is not good to pull out the camera during long red lights, but its wheels were gigantic and a little mesmerizing. And I wanted to remember the moment. Do you ever come across moments that you just want to remember for always? Not because they are particularly poignant or beautiful or empowering - but just because they are beautifully ordinary? Today as I was driving down Garfield, heading back to Hyde Park, I felt like I was in slow motion, recording it all in my mind's eye (some of you probably know that "mind's eye" is my favorite of all odd phrases).

I'm always on the lookout for different images that can be used to reflect and explain life. Of course, life is so unique that it's almost impossible to make sense of it at all. As my friend Paul said the other night after dinner, "Life is so strange. So weird. Who could even think of this?"

I'm not exactly sure how a wheel represents life. But I like the idea that wheels keep turning. Sometimes they go flat and need to be repaired. Sometimes the car comes to a halt, and the wheels are momentarily stopped. But in general, day after day, the wheels keep moving: along the busy interstate, over the bumpy gravel, through the quiet neighborhood streets. Every now and then, I feel anxious and intimidated by the next steps of my life's journey (I imagine we all feel this way now and then), so I hope I can remember this image of an ever-turning wheel: a wheel that never gives up - never quits - never forgets that its really more about the journey than the destination.

I heard an interesting quote the other day; I'm not 100% sure how I feel about it. But I have been thinking about it quite a lot.

"Live as if you'll die tomorrow, learn as if you'll live forever." - Gandhi

What do you think?

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