Sunday, October 12, 2008
The Moments that you get to LIVE
This morning I woke up and felt the sun on my face I brushed my teeth and I pulled my hair up. I pulled on my grey sweater and tied on an old pair of worn out imitation converse sneakers from Target. I filled my Trader Joes bag with books, ballet slippers and a granola bar and walked out the door, I made it down five flights of stairs and felt ready to start a new day. Unlocking my bike I began pedaling towards new hopes and dreams. It seems to me that much of life is filled with a lot of very ordinary experiences that seem rather unimportant and uninteresting. I have also noticed that life is full of many difficult experiences but in the midst of doing ordinary things everyday and dealing with the hard things in life there are moments that the clouds lift and a person is able to simply live and taste something of the divine. This week has been an interesting week, I have had a lot to do and had several times when I just had to stop and take a break. On Tuesday I was feeling stressed, I hadn’t packed myself a lunch so I ended up running to Au Bon Pain for a cup of soup. Rather than staying inside I decided to walk outside across the street and enjoy the beauty of the Christian Science Center. I sat down cross legged in front of a patch of Lavender in front of the reflecting pool and simply LIVED.