in my last post, i quoted ferris bueller telling us to stop and look around at life.
this morning, elizabeth and i did just that.
we were in the car on the way to school, and as we came around a curve we saw the loveliest sky, with puffy clouds all lit up with the rising sun, and opposite them, a bright corona gilding the top edge of a bank of clouds. we looked at each other and smiled and said, "good clouds!" she tried to take a photo through the windshield, but i told her that would never do, pulled over, and opened the sun roof for her.
and in that moment, i didn't care about the schedule, i didn't care about traffic getting slower with each moment i delayed getting us to the highway, i didn't care whether we pulled into the parking lot five minutes after the bell. i wanted this moment with her, capturing the perfect sunrise on a gorgeous september day.
sometimes a beautiful sky means more than staying on schedule.
we listened to ferris, and we grabbed that fleeting moment of 7:22 a.m.
and it was good.