Today’s Perfect Moment is all about having time. Too often I am rushing around trying to utilize minute fragments of time to get things done. At times, I am looking ahead to something while the current moments slip away, only to be frustrated when summer is over and winter has descended up on us again. Other times, I feel guilty not utilizing the time I have effectively when I opt to Google things rather than pursue a more concrete task.
Today, instead, I had several moments where I just let time flow and carefully watched it pass. On my way to work, having felt I was late for work, was pleasantly surprised when I discovered I had plenty of time to get there. I stopped walking so quickly. On my commute home, I had several minutes to wait for the bus. Rather than pace, I cracked open The Catcher in the Rye and continued reading about Holden Caulfield. (Just a side note, I read this book many years ago, but I believe I was a bit too young to really appreciate it)
I guess, I just needed some slow time. I needed to avoid or evade the frenetic energy of those around me. It’s kind a like a movie technique where the subject doesn’t change, but everything around them moves in rapid motion. It’s tranquil in its chaos.