Thursday, July 23, 2009

Stolen Moments

I was feeling very restless yesterday. Do you ever have that? I honestly felt like I was in media overload. Obviously, I love my computer and the internet. I also love TV and my iPod. Oh--and my cell phone. But yesterday I just felt...something. So, I grabbed a quilt, my Bible study stuff, a new cookbook, some bug spray and some Starbucks iced green tea (unsweetened, of course) and headed to Hafer Park. I parked near the pond and spread my blanket out in the shade next to the pond. I proceeded to spend the next hour and a half either reading, making a menu/grocery list, or napping. YES, I said napping! I am now one of those people who can fall asleep in the park!

Why have I never done this before? I know I will do it again, even if I just have 30 minutes. The quiet is wonderful. I guess it is not really quiet. I could hear the water sounds, the geese squawking, some children laughing and playing, and a myriad of other quiet noises. These were merely pleasant back notes to my stolen moment of solitude. Coming to the park, I was a bundle of nerves and nervous energy. I left feeling calm and peaceful, renewed and refreshed. Life is filled with obligations, deadlines, demands. Do you think stealing moments like this gives us perspective and makes the rest of our time seem less like drudgery? That was true for me, at least yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. Laura, I'm with you the park is so refreshing. I love going to Hafer park even for my walks and workouts, which I have missed this week.