This is a rather abstract photo to adorn the top of today’s post.  Do you know what it is?

I must confess, it has been hard to find a Perfect Moment in the last couple of days.  Work life has been rife with turmoil that comes from the Unionization process and the realization that people you regarded as friend adjacent either didn’t trust you or didn’t think you worthy of information.

There is no cause for concern.  Not finding the Perfect Moment really means my mind has been occupied and not able to focus rather than sadness.  Over the past while, I have been getting quite good at not letting things bother me.  Besides, if I were going to worry about anything, it would be about creating my profile for online dating, rather than this.

Today, while pondering life, the universe, and everything, I managed to stare down at the bus floor.  These are the patterns are the culmination of snow and salt mixing with the numerous boots and pant legs of passengers.  While I wouldn’t dare call it art (though with enough bravado, I might be able to convince a snobby art curator that it is), I did see a brief moment of beauty in it.  It’s random, and unnaturally natural.  It will never appear again the same way.  For that, it earns the title of Today’s Perfect Moment.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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1 Response to Simplicity

  1. Heide says:

    As a fellow Northerner I do indeed know what that photo is, but won’t spoil it for the rest of your readers. 🙂 Glad to read that you’re getting better at having a thick skin, Anthony. It’s a trait I’m trying to cultivate at work myself these days by reminding myself that none of the political upheaval or petty dramas will matter in five years.

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