in my exhaustion last night lots of things crossed my mind. the most beautiful was how the golden light at dusk makes everything beautiful, even a dark, crowded airport. and even though i was dragging my briefcase through atlanta without getting to experience much of alexandria, virginia, i was grateful to see this moment of beauty.
it occurs to me that even when we're out of our element, we can take those small moments to take in new things...like the beautiful accents of the waitresses at the italian restaraunt tuesday night - the deep richness of great coffee - the rhythmic sounds of the metro wheels that can rock you to sleep - the clicking on of a light bulb when something finally makes sense. and yes, my sweet brother staying up late to pick me up for the airport. before i had always taken care of getting back and forth - and suddenly it felt good to be taken care of. very good actually.