realizations of tranquilityPosted: 2007/11/27
seven years ago, i gave my friend a metronome so he can play the piano within the right tempo while rehearsing with his bandmates. i don’t know what happened to that gift, but all i can say is that the friendship was the most valuable present i got back from him and his friends. i do believe that the most valuable things are the ones that do not cost a dime… and how often we forget their value.
on my way back from my folks’ place for thanksgiving, i noticed a patch of slight fog on my windshield. i eventually defogged it but the mist kept on showing up after turning the a/c back to front breeze a few minutes after. knowing that i should have cranked the a/c further up to maintain a fully clear view, i realized that minor obstruction is but just a reminder that i can still reach my goal no matter how many times the vision may seem a bit unclear.
walking through a canopy of trees in the parking lot, i saw the moon shining throughout the darkened sky. the moment reminded me when i was young and walking through a dark path in the woods. it was dark, cold, and dreary, but the light of the sky held through by showing me the path.
although deemed frivolous, i can say that fifty years from now a similar experience will remind me of a telltale of how so many great moments have passed in my life just by looking at the moon.