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20 June 2010 @ 03:32 pm
 
Please excuse my abuse of livejournal lately. It'll end again soon, I'm sure.

Sometimes I livejournal because I'm just in one of those Perfect Moments - the sort of moments I set up my life to find. They're usually not big, or planned, or even the ones a lot of people remember. Often times they're moments in transition, or moments of waiting. They're just those moments of Being along the path from here to there, the ones so many people can miss because not much is Happening except for the general goings-on of life that are always present. I like to sit back and recognise what is going on and appreciate the moment just for being a moment, and stopping to admire how much beauty a moment can possess. Usually they're filled with gratitude: thoughts of 'I am so profoundly grateful to be alive and experiencing this transitional, ordinary moment in life.'

It's raining - storming - in Providence, Rhode Island. Sensible cars have replaced the motorcycles driving by. The owner had me turn on the little lamp to my left; he turned on the outside lamp.

I'm drinking the most taste-bud-sensational cold-blended white hot chocolate with whipped cream and dribbled chocolate sauce. I am laughing at myself for having such a sweet tooth, but it's what I need to work on dissertations. Celery, carrots and hummus with water or lemonade work for moments of camp, preparing to teach children about deciduous leaves and pine cones; chocolate and sugar are for the moments in life that threaten to eat me whole but can't get a grip on me if I stay peaceful. The chocolate is for the peace. (:

The people behind me are talking about education and their classes. I can tell that they're intellectual folk and it's comforting chatter to hear. I saw a lesson plan open on one of the laptops near-by and it made me more comfortable to know I have a Word Document titled "Goethe's contribution to plant developmental biology" hidden away behind this land of Livejournal.

I'm breathing. It always feels nice to be reminded of that.

It's a very ordinary moment. It still feels remarkably beautiful and Right. Sometimes it feels like my life is more accurately described as wanderings ('important decisions', planned events, 'key moments') dilly-dallying around moments like these, which actually feel like the anchors despite their supposed insignificance. Maybe that's just what being an introvert is - finding Home Base in the peaceful, simple moments. I'm not sure. I just know it feels absolutely lovely.

So, even if this is blatant abuse of my flisties' reading abilities, I hope this post has passed along even a portion of the peace I'm presently feeling. (: May peace be with you! (Unless you want electric excitement right now; I'm always willing to offer that as well: I have a pretty endless supply.)
 
 
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Wishalight_cascades on June 20th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
Abuse? This is hardly abuse. I love reading stuff like this :)
Glad you're having a wonderful time!
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on June 20th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Awwr, thank you dear. ♥ Since I'm basically falling in love with Providence, if you ever feel the need to come somewhere chill with fantastic drinks (especially on a hot day), let me know! We can come here! It's amazing because it's literally like one minute away from some of my favourite people, and is also very close to you, another of my favourite people!

I'm glad you liked reading the entry. (: I'm definitely having a wonderful time. And I'm actually working on my dissertation now - and now being consuuuumed!
CaroRulescarorules on June 21st, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
I love those perfect moments, even if they're nothing special, it just makes me feel happy ;)