Many years ago, somewhere around midnight
of the thirty-first of December, Donna and I some-
how meandered off of route 76 onto a new highway
---route 77. (Highway 77 is a north-south highway
that extends from Sioux City, Iowa to Brownsville
The snow was descending softly all around us.
Yes, indeed, it was a dark and stormy night.
We probably wouldn't have noticed any significant
difference between the old 76 and our new 77
passageway, except for the fact that we had the
occasion to pickup a young couple with a new born
babe in arms.
They informed us that we were now traveling
on a brand new highway. Their names have long
been forgotten, but we felt warm that we could
offer them some assistance.
The scene reminded us of a young couple with a
new born babe centuries ago travelling on roads
unsure and out of place not knowing what their
future might hold or where they might eventually
wind up. And so it is with all of us, as it always
First published on January 28, 2014)