Once we got onto Interstate 5 this morning it took almost an
hour to go eight miles.As soon as we
slowed down to a stop I checked SigAlert and saw that there was an accident
only a few miles away so we continued to bear it out.All the ramps were jammed with cars trying to
get off the freeway, which caused everyone to slow down even more when those
cars got back on the freeway at the next ramp.Several near-miss accidents almost occurred as most drivers were now on
their cell phones.I wasn’t driving so I
rolled the window down and took pictures of anything interesting and a few angry
people.Then, I looked up.
This morning I felt the presence of my grandmother, the
grandmother I never knew.I wondered if
she was aware that her daughter was not well, and wished that she could be with
her.I felt the pain of her absence that
mom had to bear all these years, and started to cry.I felt my grandmother’s presence again, and
then she was gone.