There are moments where I sit back and smile. Life can be utterly crazy and yet so utterly lovely. I sit staring out the window at autumn leaves. The wind is rustling them around on the ground like puppets on a string. I am weary from a night of love and exploration, but it doesn't matter. I am here in this moment to breathe in another day.
I laugh out loud sometimes at how seriously we take this life, at how important we think it all is. It's not. It's just a series of moments built upon one another, creating the illusion of permanence, but really these moments come and go as quickly as you breathe in and out. You cannot hold them. You cannot make them stay. You can only be with them, observe them, be present with them.
Be. Here. Now. It's the best any of us can do.