What do you do on weekends when you have no specific plans? I get introspective. I’ve mentioned on several occasions that I’m a pretty shallow guy (change the punctuation a bit and that becomes marginally funny), so introspection tends to be a painful experience for me. And what do I think about when I get introspective? Road markings, of course.
A couple of months ago, they decided to change the road markings at an intersection near my office. The idea was to improve traffic flow but unfortunately, the majority of people appear to be oblivious to the alteration and carry on as before, blithely ignorant of their unwitting transgression and secure as lemmings in the strength of their faith. The result is that there is much anger and fist-waving when they inevitably clash with people who actually DO adhere to the new lane layout.
Now this (in my humble opinion) is a near-perfect metaphor for life and relationships: Things change and you need to adapt your behaviour in response. The signs are usually there if you are prepared to look for them, but you probably won’t notice them if you take the attitude “this is how we’ve always done it”.
So… anything changed in your life recently?