When Alexa at Trimming the Sails mentioned the idea of jotting down a specific minute sometime during the 15th of September, it captured my attention. It is something I have been meaning to do. Capturing the here and now. If you wish to join in, here is a link to Simply a Moment and some useful hints about recording your moment.
It is Saturday morning and in an hour's time, I will be taking my granddaughter to her ballet lesson. I have wandered outside, enjoying the unusual warmth of an Autumn morning. This is what I wrote at 8:15 a.m.
I am feeling fuzzy, my head stuffed full of HTML coding. I am pondering about why I am challenging myself with all this. At my age, do I really need to know this stuff? HTML coding is a clever beast, I can understand that. But it is darned complicated. What is driving me on to do this? My mum comes into my head and I think about how bright she was and how her intelligence was wasted. She never had the chances in life that I do now. When she stopped doing the crossword, when she stopped being interested... She was so very proud of me and my achievements. As I sip my tea, I look up and see a friendly Robin come to join me. Not a care in the world.
The minute is up. I cannot believe all the thoughts that came tumbling out. Time to head off to ballet. To embrace my granddaughter and watch her gracefully float around a hall.
Thank you Alexa for suggesting this exercise in writing. The time restraint certainly brings clarity to one's thoughts.