Saturday, February 23, 2008

In the moment

"One thing in life calls for another; there is fitness in events and places.
The sight of a pleasant arbor puts it in our mind to sit there. One place suggests work, another idleness, a third early rising and long rambles in the dew. The effect of night, of any flowing water, of lighted cities, of the peep of day, of ships, of the open ocean, calls up in the mind an army of anonymous desires and pleasures. Something, we feel, should happen; we know not what, yet we proceed in quest of it. And many of the happiest hours in life fleet by us in this vain attendance on the genius of the place and the moment." Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't you love how this little piece brings up so many memories. As I age, I know the importance of being in the moment where ever I am, not to suggest that I have mastered the art, far from it but it is a goal I seek.

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