Whatcha lookin’ at?
It’s been a quiet week here at Hey Sparky! I’ve been out of town with limited time for posting, since it’s generally a bad idea to blog while driving. I’m terrible at multitasking anyway.
My van developed an annoyance on the trip. It’s a small thing and very fixable, thank goodness. But somehow the windshield wiper blade on the driver’s side developed a very tiny nick in the rubber. That means every time the wiper swiped, it left a delightful smeary arc across the windshield. And guess where that arc was.
Yup. Right at the driver’s eye level.
And by driver, I mean me.
I like a clean windshield. Even when it’s not raining, there is a good chance I’ll be using my wipers a couple of times a day just for cleaning my view space. Fat lotta good that does me when my view is obstructed by a smeary stream of windshield wiper fluid and bug guts.
Vision is a marvelous thing. We can see all kinds of things without directly looking at them. That means that I can drive down the highway just fine even though I have a 1/4″ wide arc of smear in front of my eyes. But it annoys the ever-lovin’ fool out of me to do so, because even when I’m not looking at that smear, I can see it.
I’m back to that basic life truth: what you focus on, you empower.
I can focus on the big picture and enjoy the view, or I can focus on the annoyance up close and be perpetually bothered and totally miss the gloriousness of the big picture.
I’ll let you think about that a little.
Meanwhile, I need to pester Mr. Sparky for new wiper blades.