I am sitting at the red light, waiting to turn left. I've been listening to a song on our college radio station--the refrain: "Don't wake me. I plan on sleeping in." A few flurries glide down. The sun glances through a few heavy cumulus clouds. Four or five cars pass by, drivers on cell phones, drivers talking to passengers, drivers listening to the radio. I am, at that moment, only observing.
The "being" of life comes into focus in fleeting moments, in between the day's doings, its conversations, its thoughts, its plans, its expectations.
The light turns green and I start thinking about posting to the blog, about the meeting I'm coming into campus for, and life has moved onward from that still, quiet moment.