It was one of those afternoons.
A hot day in early June.
Tension from the get go.
Confusion over where to eat.
Options galore –
So we split up.
Some went for pizza –
Some went for Mexican –
I went for a walk.
I sat down for a moment.
To see the coolest contrast.
Small, beautiful pink and white flowers
from a Crepe Myrtle tree
Had fallen on the ground –
Right next to layers of hardened yellow street paint.
This was a visual depiction of what life felt like right then.
A stressful moment amidst a lovely day with family and friends.
Tense times are sometimes just a normal part of a healthy life.
I am not talking about the unhealthy kind of ongoing strife-
Just the times that come naturally.
Occasions that come up from being human.
Having a life that is full!
A rich and layered life will have some days of juggling things.
Times of ruffled wings.
Even if you are NOT in the rat race per se-
And even if you are mindful of “what matters”
Moments still come that are tricky and sticky.
And for us –
running errands and chaos about “where” to eat
Led to my getting inspired by flowers in the street!
Then – a bit of laughter on the drive home
as the rhythm of life’s everyday beat resumed!
A full life has to have occasions of hustle and bustle.
It all gets mixed together –
the average times – like the cobblestone cement –
the grumpy times – like the yellow paint
and the lovely times – like those crepe myrtle blooms
They all get mixed together
To become our unique story –
Our unique memories to behold!