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Have you ever had a completely free day in front of you, one in which you have no work obligations or anything at all on your schedule?
Generally, this happens while we are on vacation, but even then, we have a tendency, because of the “convenience” of cell phones – to let the work world intrude.
But even on days on which we have obligations – and that, for most of us, is many of our days – we are able, if we wish, to find random moments in which we set the day’s agenda aside so that we can focus on something beautiful, meaningful, striking.
This is what the woman in the artwork, The Azure Sea, is doing. Standing on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Adriatic Sea on the east coast of Italy, she watches the clouds as they build up and up, ready for an impressive rainstorm a few hours hence.
Relaxed and confident, she leans against a rock, while the warm winds of the Mediterranean cavort amongst the waves, tug at her hat, try to pick up the striped towel behind her and play with it.
There is something bewitching about both the choppy water and the billowing, brooding clouds, and with delight, she allows herself to enjoy this enchantment. Will the storm build faster, advance quicker than what she thinks? Or will it slowly dissipate, the clouds breaking apart, the rain deciding that it will, indeed, come another day?
It could go either way. But what matters here, and right now, is the moment: the wind, the waves, the dramatic sky, the feeling of exhilaration and exultation that the portent of a storm always brings.
These moments are just that – moments – and they flee quickly. No matter how busy our day, how many texts are dinging on our phone, there is time to take a moment, and enjoy the moment.
January 2nd, 2024
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