Because this morning when he pulled me over for speeding
on Riggs Road, just outside of my neighborhood ...
... he let me off with a warning.
I wasn't living in the moment like Chelsie keeps reminding
me I should in order to be happier, calmer and more collected.
Something I remind myself of so many times a day but just
failed to think of at that moment.
That's because I was too preoccupied thinking about all the
things I needed to do. In fact, at the moment when his radar
detector detected me ...
... I was calling my house to leave a message for myself as a
reminder to return movies to Blockbuster and take my pills
And I was thinking about all the rules for all three passed
tenses that I need to know for my test this morning. And ...
... About stopping for gas.
About where I should study after class.
About my appointment at 2pm and everything I want to cover.
About when I could make time to take Norah to the vet.
About the things I wanted to get at the store (which I should
have just put down on a list so I could stop worrying that I'd
... About the phone calls I was going to make while driving to
Dr. Dietzgen about my birth control prescription refill -- to
ASU to find out about checking out camera equipment -- to
Alejandra -- to Tempe Camera Repair -- and so on.
Thanks to Officer M. Barry, I made the decision to slow
my mind down, and as if by magic, my speedometer followed.
It's a good day afterall.