Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Sitting, Waiting, Sunsets {Slice of Life}

I arrive late and yet on time because the team arrived late so the game has just started.  I chat with a couple of friends on my way to our side of the field.  I pull up my chair next to a friend who I was happy to see with the perfect view of first base.  I watch the game and wait.  My girl didn't start.  No worries.  I wait some more.  The game gets exciting.  We come from behind and I'm still waiting.  No worries she played a full game last night.  I chase away some worry thoughts about why and give in to sitting and waiting the whole game when number 19 walks out; top or bottom of the sixth.  I decide to take some photos when the sunset changes becoming a perfect backdrop.  Softball forces me to sit and wait.  Today reminded me why - when we sit and wait I take time to notice simple, natural things.  The yellow and orange surrounded by blue - chasing away gray skies.  It's a busy time of year in our schools and it's easy to find the gray moments overwhelming.  I'm going to try and sit a bit more, wait a bit more with students and without to find the sunsets or sunrises that make the work of each day rewarding.

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  1. Your slice nicely captures the unexpected gifts a little extra stillness can bring. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. A perfect piece to go with the photo from Instagram. You brought that photo back to my mind as I read your description. Love the idea of sitting a bit and waiting!

  3. Oh, I so remember this time of the school year. So glad you had time to sit and wait yesterday. I love your connection to your end of the year work. Here's to enjoying the sunrises and sunsets of each day - in nature and in your classroom!

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