Today had a plethora of things that could have been Today’s Perfect Moment. In the end, I think I chose correctly, but I will let you be the judge. First the ones that were considered, but didn’t make it and then the winner.
I saw a woman on the subway with a Woody (from Toy Story) doll dangling from her purse. It was such a refreshing change seeing everyone proudly displaying their bottles of Purell. I also appreciate the idea of not letting go of one’s inner child. While some people can take this too far, a subtle nod to it is definitely cool.
For the past couple of weeks, I have been eyeing this advertisement in the subway walkway for Moroccan style bread. So today, knowing that I had run out of buns, I decided to become a victim of marketing and buy the bread. I have made the sandwiches for tomorrow, but I did not taste it. They seem similar to those skinny hamburger buns that were the marketing rage of a few years ago (slimmer, but with the same number of calories as regular hamburger buns.) I will let you know after I have eaten them.
I managed to get all the essays my students handed in marked before the class started. I have to admit that it was quite the slog and I am not sure I am going to be able to maintain my enthusiasm for their writing over the next 11 weeks.
I received a compliment on the sandwich I prepared for today’s lunch. It is always nice when you feel like you’ve accomplished something. I might not be a good cook, and I really do not expect any compliments to be derived from my work in the kitchen, but I will gladly take them for my sandwich preparation.
When I took the bus into work this morning I notice a young woman sit near the front of the bus. She was wearing a funky striped top and had an air of unconscious beauty. Since the front of the bus is the domain of elderly people, and young people usually sit at the back and (perhaps) unknowingly share their music with the rest of us due to headphone bleed, I took notice.
While she might have been attractive and stylish, it was not this that qualifies her Today’s Perfect Moment. Instead, it was her interaction with another passenger that I found uplifting as I slowly trudged to work….and due to construction, I do mean trudged.
A while after she took her seat, a woman boarded the bus with her stroller (I suppose some of you call them prams). Her young son was in the seat and happened to be facing the young woman. Instead of ignoring the young child, the young started talking to him and exchanging high-fives. They both spoke softly enough that I didn’t hear either of them, but I could tell they were having a good time. They were totally absorbed in their one on one conversation. Again, the unconscious beauty, this time of her personality, was on display for the whole bus to see.
I hope you can understand why it is Today’s Perfect Moment.