"On his way he is surprised to find that his unfocused thoughts have mirrored someone elses' to the extent that they need a passing place. He stops and places himself in emptiness as the other person passes his mind and moves off in her own mental direction. Returning to himself he moves on also."
A single-track road or one-lane road is a road that permits two-way travel but is not wide enough in most places to allow vehicles to pass one another (although for some it is possible for two compact cars to pass). This kind of road is common in rural areas across the United Kingdom and elsewhere. To accommodate two-way traffic, many single-track roads, especially those officially designated as such, are provided with passing places (United Kingdom) or pullouts or turnouts (United States), or simply wide spots in the road, which may be scarcely longer than a typical automobile using the road. The distance between points where passing is possible varies considerably, depending on the terrain and the volume of traffic on the road.