I’ve gotten into the habit of taking the nearby thruway to do most of my travelling to and from work. I had an unusually early morning meeting today. Preoccupied with the day’s agenda, I thoughtlessly turned left instead of right. The left turn leads me over seven miles of twisty, ice-rutted country road to the interstate. The right turn takes me to the main highway within a mile.
The error would likely add several minutes to my trip. Too lazy to turnaround, I continued on the same road. A few miles into the ride, I was rewarded with beauty of the sun forcing its way up through the 15 degree air. It was already likely that I would be late. No sense in missing the opportunity to capture the morning photo and sneak in a deep breath for the day.
And I still made it to work with six minutes to spare.