It’s been kind of a heavy week, and it’s only Wednesday. On Monday, I went to a funeral for a dear man who had lived to an incredible 99 years. Then yesterday, my newest cousin was born. Not to get all Lion King on you, but sometimes you can’t help but be struck by the synergy of the circle of life. Something ends, something begins. And the thing is, it’s always happening. Every day, every minute, every second. Pretty great, it is.

One thing that was NOT great was the driving behavior I witnessed during the funeral procession. There we all were, pulling out of the funeral home, lights on, with a police escort. There were probably about thirty cars, and after about fifteen went by, there was a little gap, as someone was taking a little longer to get going. And what happens? During that gap, a car that had been stopped on the road for the procession decides that wherever they have to be just can’t wait anymore, so they pull out, busting into the line of funeral cars without a second thought. I just watched, agape. (And how often are you actually agape?) I mean, I understand being in a hurry. It happens to everyone. Maybe this person was late for work. But even that is no excuse to just bust into someone’s last ride EVER in this world. I couldn’t believe it. I mean, I’ve been stopped for processions before. And sometimes it’s inconvenient, sure. But it’s a FUNERAL! Have some freaking respect!

*takes deep breath*

Anyway. There’s a special place, somewhere, for people who do that. Like the people who litter are stuck with everything they’ve ever tossed out, those folks spend eternity stuck in traffic. Just imagine: a long stoplight can feel like forever, especially when you’re in a hurry. But imagine if it actually was? Yikes.

In other news, someone asked the other day if I could repost the link to the iMix I put on ITunes for Just Listen earlier this summer, so here it is. (You have to have iTunes to open it, just so you know.) If you want to know why I picked the songs I did, check out this journal entry from March, in which all was revealed. Or some, anyway.

Finally, because I’ve done my share of ranting and raving in this entry, a little bit of humor. When I first saw this sketch on SNL a few months back, it made me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes. Don’t know if it will do the same for you, but still, worth a shot:

have a good day, everyone!
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