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Driving [Nov. 24th, 2003|08:13 am]
Amanda
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If I can just get through today...
I will have six days off! Yay!

Why do I keep writing down rhyming lines? I didn't do this intentionally, I swear! Oh well--I'll try not to worry about it.
Last night in the car I was discussing driving with my mother. Lately I have become increasingly scared of the thought of driving, and now this fear is spreading to even being a passenger in a car. And turns are what scare me, that and freeways. Turns because if you keep going and aren't able to turn, you'll go right off the road or into another car. Or, if you miscalculate the turn, you can go right into something! Freeways because...they're just so fast! If you lose control of the car, chances are you'll be dead. And I don't want to die, not yet. Which is why I'm going to hold off on driving. I may get my permit, and then take my time, practicing a LOT, until I feel comfortable with driving. I doubt if I'll ever get on a freeway myself.
And all this from someone who's never even driven a car! Hey--don't laugh--I've sat in the driver's seat before...Anyway, does anyone else have similar feelings about driving, whether or not you've driven before?

Our image hosting site is having problems. My pretty LJ tree background is not coming up! I tried to go to the site, and it can't be reached. I hope everyone's photos aren't lost, or anything like that!
Gotta go. I wish everyone a good day.
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[User Picture]From: pseudolollipop
2003-11-24 09:11 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel. That's how I felt before I got my permit. My first time actually driving was nerve-racking but I got the hang of it eventually. Like I'm still afraid to drive with other cars on the road, but not as bad, ya know? So things are improving.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-11-25 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you--that's very good to hear. I'm glad things are improving with you, and I hope they will with me too.
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[User Picture]From: geek3o1415
2003-11-27 12:07 am (UTC)

What you wrote about Tolkien and the environment (in your profile) really touched me. I've been thinking about the state our world is in, and how we can live good and meaningful lifes despite all the destruction around us. I'm also very interested in fantasy and mythology. I began to think that Lord of the Rings is the perfect parallel of what is going on in our own world... and if only I could live my life by the vision of Tolkien, everything would be better...

Those of us who feel this way need to keep in touch... synergize... do whatever we can to save our planet. We have to live with the courage of Frodo, or the wisdom of Gandalf, and we have to keep going, one step at a time. We need to do whatever is in our power to save this planet... as for me, I'm lost. As Bilbo once said, to paraphrase, I'm just a tiny hobbit in a great big world after all. What can I possibly do? Should I try to save our rivers, or our forests, or stop nuclear proliferation, or try to educate people, or write books, or as Derrick says, get out there and blow up a dam? There is so much at stake. There is so much that needs to be saved. I can't do it alone...
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-11-27 12:21 am (UTC)
Thank you so much--I've often found comfort in comparing Lord of the Rings to what is going on in the world as well. It is a perfect parallel to the world right now, and it helps me a lot through everyday life.
And I too am at a loss as to what to do. It's like when you're cleaning up a mess, and there's so much junk you don't know what to pick up first. Maybe not a good analogy, but it's the only one I can think of right now.
Do you mind if I add you? You seem really cool.
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