Since May of this year life has been a little crazy off and on. There was a death in the family, then others had a surgery, a biopsy, home damage from a storm and a stroke. In between we all still go to work and do the dishes, vacuum and all the other things that take place during life.
I was out at my studio one night trying to get some things done when I realized what I needed was still back in the house. I go rushing out of the door into the dark to rush back to the house to get what I needed. I have a 55 gallon fish pond that sits on a 2 foot stand that sits just below a studio window. As I passed the pond, out of the corner of my eye I spied a silhouette that normally isn’t there. As I stopped and turned slowly and leaned in I saw a small frog sitting on the frog spitter. Now I don’t know how many of you have tried to shoot pictures of frogs before, but they tend to move quickly. Knowing this I slowly pulled out my Sony phone/camera and took a picture. I was too far away so I slowly leaned in closer to take another picture. I said my thank you and stood up, but I didn’t rush off as before. I slowly walked to the house and retrieved what I needed.
That little frog in that brief moment showed me that I needed to slow down. Don’t rush so much you miss the little things in life. Life goes on and things get better especially if you are slow enough to see the frog.