On the subject of buses I have noticed that my 8.15 4A Metro bus often catches and overtakes the 8.05. Which has little to do with anything. I spent a bit of time on the bus and train in the weeks coming up to the holidays. I’ve loved enjoying the rolling countryside between Dublin and Belfast, and watching the city go by from the top of a double decker. As I made a couple of trips in the car and remembered blogging about road rage in the Christmas traffic this time last year, I realised that public transport has been teaching me patience. In the car I want to be in the fastest lane, on the bus I have no option but to sit back, enjoy my book or the wonder of creation (outside and inside the bus). The bus has helped me enjoy the journey, not rushing to the destination.
I guess a lot of my thoughts have been on advent recently and trying to learn to participate in waiting. Saw this picture/quote on the mockingbird’s leap and on Rick Hill’s blog and thought i’d share it. Certainly pertinent to the advent season. I am brewing a part 2 to any women on the go, especially after we had a sermon on the very topic in church, but it may need to wait until I get an exam over and done with mid-January. Although knowing me that will probably mean some prolific blogging! One of my highlights of the last few weeks has been getting a ticket to see the boss in Dublin. Crookedshore has some great insights into his trip to Springsteen and worship.