I experienced time differently last night. I know that sounds a bit odd. Let me explain. It was a night when I had no meeting to attend, no appointment to keep, and no program to lead. I was home with Jen around 5:30 p.m. and we had dinner. On such nights, it is not at all uncommon for us to click on the TV and watch a program or two (or three) we have been wanting to catch up on or to just flip between news channels. And before you know it, it's 10:30! Well, then one cannot go to bed without watching the first 15 minutes or so of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. But last night, I didn't set myself down in front of the TV for the night. I let the question of what to do with the free time linger. Having said no to the TV and the computer, it was as if I was choosing to be in the moment. I ended up moving some shelves and doing some tidying up in the basement that had been bothering me for a while. For some reason, I never seem to find the time to take up these tasks. I felt engaged with my surroundings, physically energized, and more rested than I know I would have been if I had picked up the remote or taken to the keyboard.. More to the point, time slowed down and I experienced it and it was good.
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