Today was one of those days. A day when everything was just a little off. An overwhelming amount of paperwork that had to be deferred while I drove to a 3 hour training. Racing back into my office after the training I neglected to notice that my car door did not close all the way. This left the dome light on and subsequently the car did not start when I went to go do my taxi run for the kids. I got a jump start and all was well as far as that but it did put me a bit behind schedule.
We arrived home briefly so that I could grab my supper smoothie and as we were returning to the car KC noticed the sunset (oh, the early sunsets of December) streaming red and pink behind us.
"Wait," he said. "please, I have to try and get a picture of this."
I almost said no. We were behind schedule. Dance class started in just a few minutes. But there are only so many sunsets. And when the goddess grants us the beauty of one, he is right. We need to pause. To be there. To enjoy.
Two days ago a dear friend passed away. Her family had run the local flower shop for 75 years. Jeri had seen us through christenings, weddings, funerals and memorial services, recitals and anniversaries. She watched my children blossom. Each year we brought cookies to the shop and she gave us a pointsettia. She loved us and loved my kids-all kids. Jeri won't see another sunset. I need to remember to enjoy sunsets and all the other things that are a lot more important than always being on time.