1. It’s the end of the college semester and there’s a stack of “paperwork” accumulating on this computer
2. Through the windows of my sunroom where I am now sitting, raised vegetable beds are scattered across the yard catching the sun.
3. My home insurance company is leaving the state next month and I must find another carrier.
4. There are fourteen books, purchased from a recent book sale, lined up on my living room coffee table.
I want to ignore #1 and #3 and just go straight to #2 and #4.
I can pick up the phone to call the insurance agent recommended by a friend.
I can give myself an hour of reading for every hour I spend on grading.
I can finish this post and go pick the last of the sugar snaps and a basketful of spinach…then maybe later today I’ll go get a couple more pepper plants:)
But first, a couple profound quotes…
There exists only the present instant… a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence. Meister Eckhart
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Henry David Thoreau