I thought about this experience and I think it can symbolize something greater. As we journey through life, we may come to a point where confusion, fear, and worry fill our hearts and minds.
Just like the dip in the road, there are factors in our lives that cloud our vision and distort our better judgment. Things like anger and distractions hinder our ability to make good choices.
Had the driver of my sister chosen to swerve into the other lane without knowing that the semi was not in fact approaching them, more dangers would have risen than had originally been present; the act of avoiding the “oncoming” car without any thought would put them in a position to be hit by the real oncoming traffic. When we jump to conclusions or make harsh decisions without fully understanding a situation, we get ourselves into more trouble than we think we do.
The hill in the road provided the driver with perspective, more knowledge, the “bigger picture.” As we take a step back and look at a situation as a whole, we gain more knowledge and understanding. We need to approach issues with humility, open-mindedness, and looking for multiple perspectives to shed light on it. Even when it is hard for us to accept another’s point of view, we should always give them the benefit of the doubt.