Happily, when we parked the car in the garage, we had nowhere else to go all evening and for that we were thankful! Our summers are like that... go, go, go then sit and be, be, be. I enjoy the going as much as the being especially when both states of existence are fairly balanced. The going would be so frantic if not balanced by the peacefulness of being. Conversely, the being would tend toward boring if not punctuated by the action of the going.
The girls and I were in the midst of a frenzy of going one day. Store to store, one errand after another, wearing our collective patience thin, the day was becoming an exercise of merely getting one foot in front of the other. It was nearing lunch time, so we decided we needed to hurry and get home before hunger joined the other symptoms of our drudgery.
Headed toward the check out, we happened upon a display of odd fizzy drinks in cans that were marked clearance...one of the girls remarked that at that price we could get drinks for all of us for nearly nothing. One thing led to another and we left the store with plastic bags full of picnic potential!
Our go, go, go day was tipping dangerously toward frantic until an orange-flavored fizzy drink from the clearance section balanced it perfectly with a lovely bit of be, be, be.
“Our life is frittered away by detail ... simplify, simplify.”
- Henry David Thoreau