Meditation Essay : ' 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.
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 similar. Life has an abundance of things that may throw one off course of what may have been their destiny just to land at the spot we were intended to stand on. In my life, I moved from Haiti to the United States when I was ten years old. I was old enough to know and understand my surroundings, so when the 2010 Earthquake occurred and my house collapsed, my parents and siblings had no choice but to move to our vacation home in Florida. It was a bit…