I posted this for someone else, but now I’m reposting it for me … because, sometimes I need the reminder, too:
Life is an endless journey, like a broad highway that extends infinitely into the distance. The mind provides a vehicle to travel on that road. The journey consists of constant ups and downs, hope and fear, but it is a good journey. Allow yourself to experience all the textures of the roadway, which is what the journey is all about. (paraphrased from Chögyam Trungpa)
I guess, in this context, even chip-seal can be a good thing … which reminds me that I need to glue some tires tonight so I can get back on the road.