I had to go to the grocery store today, so I rode my bike. It was sooo beautiful outside, and every time I rode past a crabapple tree the air was like sweet perfume.
So I did what any sensible person would do in this situation... I went three times.
You know... different things are on sale at different stores... I had to get the best deals, didn't I?
OK... it was really just an excuse to ride around the neighborhood on my bike and enjoy the flowers while convincing myself that I was being "productive."
In the end, I gave up on the pretext of productivity and just wandered around my yard taking pictures.
|Yellow Flame Tulips|
And of course, I had to play with my macro filters...
|No clue what this is... something blooming on a bush|
|Looking inside a tulip|
|Even the lowly dandelion is pretty close up|
I always feel like I want to bottle up days like today and hold onto them forever. Of course, we all know it doesn't work that way. Life is a fleeting proposition. Nothing stays the same. Ever. Not even from one second to the next.
I've spent a lot of my life fighting against that reality. Why can't I just find a way to make the good times to stick around indefinitely and fast forward past the yucky stuff?
Perhaps the key lies not in trying to control the "now," but in trying to experience it fully. That's easy to say on a day like today... I'll try to remind myself of that next time the yucky pays me a visit.