Friday, February 27, 2009


There are moments in our lives every day that are so short that they seem insignificant. They are the moments between locking your door when you leave home and walking through the door of wherever you are going. 

These are moments of transit. I really try to revel in these times and do something with them when they're happening. It's iffy to count the actual drive because you can listen to music or just get lost in the actual driving. The real time to revel is when you're walking to your destination. The best kind of walk is when it takes between 30 seconds and a minute and a half or so to get from your car to the building. Any longer than that and you have just parked in an annoyingly far away spot. Unless otherwise motivated, one really only notices the moment of transit itself when it's cold, or when you're hungry and thinking about what you're going to eat when you get inside, or when you're carrying something... it's these characteristics that define each 30 second slice of travel time as different from yesterday's trek to the car. 

I just think it is very interesting to really be present and paying attention to your life at an instant that would otherwise go by without remark. I find I think of the perfect thing to say during these times, too. That most amazing statement or question that I would NEVER actually say, but will definitely take the next several transit moments I have reliving what might happen if I did.

"Days are made of moments,
All are worth exploring.
Many kinds of moments-
None is worth ignoring.


Best to take the moment present
As a present for the moment.


Oh! If life were made of moments,
Even now and then a bad one!
But if life were only moments,
Then you'd never know you had one."