Meditation: The Driver Of The Minivan
Professor Cinda Kane
ENC 1101 (Noon)
11 September 2015
Screech! The driver of the minivan suddenly attempts to stop in order to avoid a collision with the driver of an Audi, who carelessly ignored the rules of a red light. In those seconds everything seemed to have slowed down, prolonged to make every moment count for the minivan driver. Time had slowed down nearly to a stop so he was able to remember all the memories he made to land in this exact moment of his life. Why is it that most often it is in moments of boredom or grave danger that we reflect on the life we have lived? Many people have lived lives filled with twists and turns, achievements and disappointments, simplicity and complexity within the beginning and end of the spectrum we call life. All of these characteristics of life can be compared to the curves of the letter S.
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