Ever have one of those weeks where no matter how hard you try to get things done faster, you just keep on getting further and further behind?
It was Saturday evening and I really needed a walk. I needed to clear my head. I needed to figure out how to organize my Sunday. Get a head start on the hatmaking work week ahead.
But this Saturday night on Cape Cod, there wasn’t a single parking spot to be had.
I swore he was talking to me, as he caw caw cawed himself silly.
And as I was hurrying up the first hill I saw this little green man with a bright red flag. In fact I nearly feel over him in my rush!
I took a deep breath. Okay. It’s Sunday. Maybe it would do me some good to slow down. Like the man says. Still, I couldn’t for the life of me see how it would help me get a better handle on the work week ahead.
A tiny sparrow along the marsh cocked his head toward me. He didn’t seem to be in any hurry to go anywhere at all.
It was so peaceful along the marsh. And as I pointed my lens I could literally feel my shoulders drop as I began to relax and take in the beauty…
I decided to just keep following the road in front of me. So I’d be a few minutes later getting back to my schedule, what harm could that do?
They can be like that.
I was beginning to feel like everyone was ganging up on me. Maybe it really was time to stop, slow down and smell the flowers.
Or the rosehips.
And I smiled to myself as I thought about all the beauty – and new friends – I would have missed if I had not listened to that crow.
Or the green man.
Or the sparrow in the marsh, the cormorant or the turtle…
‘Til next time!