On a long and lonesome highway
East of Omaha
You can listen to the engine
Moanin' out as one long song
You can think about the woman
Or the girl you knew the night before.
But your thoughts will soon be wandering
The way they always do
When you're riding sixteen hours
And there's nothing much to do
And you don't feel much like riding
You just wish the trip was through
The haunting words and lyrics in the song Turn the Page1 give an instant sense of the road's long journey, conveying the sense of a journey that just continues methodically as the strength and endurance required to go on becomes a focus on just completing each day.
Life is like that sometimes, giving us more than enough to focus on so that the only way we can continue is to deal with what is immediately ahead of us and reflect only on that which was immediately encountered on our journey...