While out for my walk the other day I saw the perfect sunset. Since I am practicing taking pictures (and what better subject to work with than sunsets?) I wanted to capture the moment with a photo. But I wanted to just get up the hill a little ways so that I would have a better view.
But sunsets don’t wait for an amateur photographer to get up the hill a little ways. It dipped below the mountain and I lost the perfect moment. My photo is a few seconds too late of what would have been a breathtaking shot. I missed the moment.
The lesson is to seize the moment and make the most of it because once it is gone it is gone. I’d like to say I learned the lesson but a similar thing happened a few days later. Being aware of the moment as it is happening is not an easy concept to learn. The concept of perfect does not exist in life. There is no such thing as a perfect anything except for a perfect moment. All we get is a brief moment of perfectness at times. Hopefully, I gain the ability to recognize those abrupt and limited moments as they happen.