★ Road Trips

you know how when you take long trips; for example, to the bay area, vegas or even the trip from OC to SD, you happen to travel alongside the same group of cars? some cars you pass and other cars pass you. you take a little bathroom break and eat, and the semi truck that you passed a couple hours ago, passed you while you were eating and now youre passing it again. you keep going on like this until one of you has reached your destination; and when you reach your destination, some cars keep going on to wherever their final stop may be.

you can compare one of these roadtrips to your life. you start off and you meet people along your way. some of these people stay alongside you on your journey while some drift off, maybe cause of school or moving around, and you never hear from them again...sometimes they happen to catch up to you and they are beside you for a little while, then they drift away yet again. and you also come across new people as you travel along to your destination and then they travel with you for some part of the way. some people you will leave behind and some people will leave you. but at least a couple will stay with you all the way to the end of your journey...just like when you go to the bay or to vegas.

last night, a close friend of mine lost a close friend of his. and while i wanted to say a few comforting words, i couldnt since i could not relate to his situation. they say everyone is separated by at least 6 people; "the 6 degrees of separation". and today at work, we figured out how small the world is. i had a line of friends that somehow found its way back to his friend who lost his life last night. and even though i couldnt come up with some words of condolence, it seemed that just talking about how we knew the same people somehow made him feel somewhat better. at least i hope it did...

6 more days....