Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mile 869: Before Today Becomes Yesterday

I pulled over to the side of the road while riding through the Rice University area of Houston for no other reason than to capture a moment. I had ridden down that road a thousand times before today, but since each ride stands on its own, I wanted to remember this one.

Even though I am excited about the long trip this weekend, I wanted to make sure that I did not miss the work and joy before me.

Breakfast with the family.
A ride to the hospital to see my friends, Joe and Ann.
Another ride down Sunset in the warm sunshine, the shade of the trees, and the cool air of a May morning.
Stopping on the side of the road to take a picture.
Sitting at this computer giving thanks.
A project later today with a colleague.
A haircut.
A shower.
My daughter's end-of-middle-school banquet.
Hopefully a good night's rest.

Can't let the excitement for tomorrow get in the way of the right now. I could. But there's too much at stake.

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