Sometimes you just have to stop, whatever it is that you are doing, where ever you are, what ever your hurry.
How many sunsets/sunrises have I missed, driving along to somewhere in particular, some daily/weekly destination where the view is always the same, and because I was thinking of the goal, I failed to look beside. Oh, I notice them all, and if I’m not behind the wheel I’ll take a good long look. But unless I’m on holiday, or sitting on the veranda on a summer night do I actually take the time to watch the sun go down from start to finish the way I would watch a feature movie.
And it isn’t summer, and it wasn’t a holiday, and I was on my way home to dinner such as it was (bland, I’m still recovering from stomach flu) but I did stop. I was driving, but it was impossible not to notice the day-glo colours, the sun pillar spiking the sky & the iconic barn on the horizon. It was a distraction; my first impulse (safety first) was to tear my eyes away, look ahead down the road along an avenue of snow dusted pavement. My second was to think and realize I could, after all, just stop. Dinner could wait just a few more minutes, traffic, if it arrived could get around me, and maybe they’d look and notice too. So I did just that, and in some small part captured the moment to share it with you.