Waves Across the Highway
Now and again, I take the bus from Portland to Boston. I can get carsick, so I sit at the front right behind the driver. And one thing all the drivers do is give a wave to other bus drivers.
Not just other drivers in their bus line. But drivers in every other bus on the road.
Sometimes the other drivers don't wave back, but oftentimes they do. And when they do, there's a nice bit of camaraderie out on the road.
Watching the drivers raise their arms across the highway, I wonder if they feel less alone and more part of something.
And I think it's important and it's powerful to tilt ourselves towards the gestures that connect, if only for one moment of a long drive.
It can get lonely on the road. So why not raise our arm across the highway and see if we can make connection?