Meditation: The Driver Of The Minivan

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Stephanie Morisset
Professor Cinda Kane
ENC 1101 (Noon)
11 September 2015
Meditation Essay
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.
We all have experienced ups and downs of our own, whether it was losing your favorite doll as a toddle or going through a relationship breakup, they are
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Across many cultures, a snake is believed to be deceptive largely on a great influence from the bible. The first analogy I think associated with this is the snake in the grass. This “is someone who pretends to be your friend while secretly things to harm you” (Thefreedictionary.com). At one point or another in life, we lose a friend, it might be due to loss of communication, death, or it might be because they turn out to be as fraudulent as snakes are made to be in the previous analogy. Losing a friend can be emotionally taxing even if we find out they are spurious people. It can seem to be the lowest point of our life in that particular moment and moments following the event. After sometimes we learn to trust again, eventually try to move on from the experience, and enjoy make some new friends that would help brighten our day, like the sun on the rainiest and darkest

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