As I sweep round the corner in my car I see the glow of brake lights ahead and slowly bring my car to a halt.
I glance at the dashboard clock – 7.52am, hopefully I’ll still get to work on time. The traffic is stationary. My wiper blades glide back and forth across the screen clearing the rain away. So different from yesterday when it was beautiful sunshine. I put the handbrake on and glance in my rear view mirror – the queue of cars behind me is getting longer and the queue ahead stretches as far as the eye can see. Has there been an accident or is it just the usual queue at this point on the A12? As I think this the traffic inches forward. I release the brake, move forward ten feet and become motionless again. The story CD I am listening to is interrupted by the traffic news – I listen attentively but there is no mention of my stretch of the A12, it must just be the weather and the weight of traffic. I sigh and settle myself more comfortably into the seat and decide I might just as well enjoy listening to the story!
We creep forward a little more and then suddenly the traffic clears and I pick up speed. I will make it to work on time after all!
I'm joining Alexa over at Trimming the Sails who is hosting the monthly meme - Simply a Moment.