I've been pretty sick the past five days. In the past two weeks there have only been three days that we haven't had people staying with us. I have had very little free time to visit Hubski with the type of attention I feel it deserves. I've also had little to no "alone" time.
Yesterday, I was unloading my mom's car and as I was wheeling one of her suitcases to the door, I paused. There has been a lot of talk of "the now" on Hubski of late and this is likely what inspired me to stop in my tracks.
It was about 8:00pm. The air was cool, probably 55 degrees. It had been lightly raining and the driveway was a shiny black. I saw the leaves falling from the trees in the light from the street lamp. It was wonderful. I stood in that moment for maybe five seconds. I was in the now.
I broke from that presence and pulled out my phone and in my "notes" section I wrote this stream of consciousness:
I'm sitting in my home office right now and the wind is blowing outside and all of the remaining leaves are falling. There's a lot of them, it's really quite a site.
Science, nature Sunday afternoons Car rides in a truck built for two Wet leaves Asphalt Sleepy shallow pools Wet up to the ankles Family monsoon
So, your challenge should you choose to accept it is to turn off your internal dialog. Watch the thinker. Be present for as long as you can. Then, once you break that presence, write and share it here.