March 19, 2015 by Heather
Things have been rather silent on the blog-front, haven’t they? Not for lack of material, thankfully. Life is so full right now, maybe even a little too full, but I suppose I’d rather have it that way than the opposite. I saw a commercial the other day that had a genie in it who was granting someone’s wishes. It made me wonder what I would wish for if a genie popped up in front of me, since that is obviously a very realistic thing to ponder. I really gave it some thought, too. Later that night in the shower I finally settled on something. I would wish for the ability to recognize the magnitude of the present moment.
There are so many things I look back on and think, man, I had no idea how great that was, how fun that moment was, what a fleeting time that would be, etc. And these days right now — these crazy, busy, overwhelming and overflowing days — sometimes I close my eyes real tight and try to make an imprint of it somewhere in my crowded brain so I’ll always have it to look back on. Parker and I were dancing in the kitchen yesterday morning. I was holding him, his arms were wrapped around my neck and he had his head thrown back, laughing as we swung around to a new band we discovered this week (Real Estate, shut up if this is a group everyone’s been listening to for forever). It was such a joyful moment, but it existed simultaneously with the tears brimming in my eyes because I know this is all moving at the speed of light. I don’t white knuckle every moment like that, because that would be exhausting and ridiculous, but sometimes it just hits me hard.
To the present moment, the here and now, no matter how ugly or beautiful it might be.
Tomorrow is the First Day of Spring! I capitalize it because A) the calendar does, and B) it’s about dang time. Looking forward to some sunshine!