Up and out the door before seven with the boys to walk along the river. Just as we made the first turn down the river path, I spotted two hot air balloons beginning their air excursions positioned amongst a clear Bend Blue Bird sky (aka as cloudless and pristine).
Of course, I considered how I might best capture them in a picture as they are only seen a few weeks each year. I snapped a few photos quickly, walked a hundred feet, and snapped a few more. This rhythm of snapping and walking continued for about a quarter of my total walk. A walk that was peaceful and calm and accompanied only by other early-bird walkers and exercisers, the ducks and geese and the surfers who wanted to ride the waves without the crowds that throng later in the day.
As I neared the half-way turn of my loop, walked over the bridge to the other side to return back to my vehicle, I had all but forgotten about the hot air balloons as they were behind me. None of my shots were able to capture them in anything more revealing than a pin prick speck in an image, but I held them in my mind’s eye.
Our last stop before loading back into the car and heading home for a leisurely breakfast was the river for the boys to lap up a few more drops of water which was just a mere 10 meters from where I was parked. As we turned around to unleash and load up, what floated above the treeline just above my car was one of the balloons I had bee trying to capture my entire walk.
I chuckled audibly, grabbed my phone, snapped THE pic you see above, and immediately absorbed the lesson: Our journeys are meant to be enjoyed, and so long as we are on the path of conscious intention, we will achieve or arrive (depending upon what you seek) where we desire in a regular ordinary moment unknown but precisely on the universe’s schedule so we might fully appreciate and not toss away blithely.
At this moment in my life, this particular lesson re-presenting itself is very poignant. I look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks and months, but until then, perhaps there is something in your own life you are impatient about or anxious about or dubious about. If my experience can comfort you in any way, know that in time, so long as you are taking the proper steps that are taking you in the direction you desire, continuing to grow in ways that bring your awesomeness to light, you will too will look up one day when you least expect it and see a hot air balloon dancing above your vehicle.
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