Taking it slow through ice and snow
December 10, 2010
Winter has Europe in its firm grip. This morning I grappled with myself about whether or not I should go to the gym. My thinking went like this:
Angel side of myself: “I have a manuscript to edit. I really should work on that since I’ve been gone a lot this week.”
Slow side of myself: “You’ve been gone a lot this week. That’s right. And you know are more productive when you’ve exercised.”
Devil side of myself: “I want chocolate.”
Angel side of myself: “Okay, Slow, you can have your way, but remember. Go, well, slow. It’s icey out there.”
The sun blinded me against the white landscape as I pulled out of the driveway, only to get stuck in the neighbor’s parking space. I tried to move forward, but the car spun its wheels.
I rocked the car back and forth and realized I was going nowhere. By now, sleep had fallen from my lids. In an adrenaline rush that only driving in dangerous weather conditions can provide, I carefully pulled back into the garage and smiled.
“Okay, Angel, Slow and Devil. We’re not going anywhere. Manuscript editing it is!”
Sometimes we need to find out for ourselves that no movement is the best move we can make!