Wednesday, June 22, 2022
What matters most in the moment, or for the whole day, comes in 8.5 billion variations daily.
Explaining our day, what moved us to action, what moved us emotionally, or what caused us to stop in our tracks – the amazement of the moment no magician can conjure.
Yesterday, the first day of my summer, was perfect – well-rested, though I slept fast. Apres-rain air filled my nostrils, the blue sky and light breeze together with freshly mown grass on my right and traffic noise to my left, confirming the world was up and running, as was I, embarking on a significant day of change.
As I went out the door for my walk yesterday, I was thinking of how many times I’ve exited the back end of this place over the last two years of pandemic-times when traffic was still, when everyone wore masks on their face to keep themselves safe, to hide and mask their fears, or both.
It got easier. Vaccine shots brought confidence, comfort and willingness to take greater risk, and COVID-19 continues to be the grimmest of reapers all over the planet, taking down people of all ages and political persuasions.
Yesterday, like most days, we celebrated the same day everyone else did; the First Day of Summer and Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day. But it was also National Smoothie Day, International Yoga Day, and a litany of others.
Yesterday came suddenly, and then it was gone.
Yesterday was full of anxiety.
Today is going to be managed.
Tomorrow is going to be better.