I Will Give You Rest – A Continental Divide

I found it interesting while traveling through Idaho this week that the rest areas had these very comprehensive lists of rules.

The sign is posted inside the rest area after you already drive in, and is posted on the curb near parking. Chances are you have already broken a rule by merely entering the facility. The print was small (as you can see) and quite comprehensive. Even still, I never managed to read through them all. Rest areas are for drowsy drivers that need a break or have to pee.

You wouldn’t be surprised that this reminded me of the Bible. “Come unto me and I will give you rest” sounds pretty good, but make sure you take the time to read the horrors and the hate before rushing in. There’s a lot of reading should be advised for those that may be in a hurry to get some religious feel good. Abrahamic ideals of rest comes with a threat and a promise. Then, if you do actually read the whole thing and reject its barbarism, you will be accountable to suffer eternally.

After reading the rules of the road, or the religion, I guessed I’d be better off peeing on the side of the road, or finding my own place in life to rest. The sign above is a great example of what happens when you join a system.

The continental divide separates the nations water runoff. (Near Divide Montana)

Rainwater and rivers to the left of this sign flow to the pacific, while to the right is the Atlantic side. Similar to religion and sensibility, the two will never meet but steadily grow farther apart as they make their way.

My grandma used to deliver the mail on this route. We’d go with her when we were visiting.