Caveat: This is a post that comes from nowhere and really belongs nowhere but, for me, permeates everywhere.
I love the show CBS Sunday Morning. I love the music. I love the pace. I love the art. I love the connection. I love the vignettes.
I don’t know.
But, today, I was reminded:
When you stop moving for a moment and soak in an experience, you may just find a surprise.
I have a lot of things to do today. A LOT.
Usually, when I have A LOT to do, I try to unplug. This morning I was answering emails, working on grad school homework, and trying to plan my day to be as productive as humanly possible. I opened a few tabs, clicked on my CBS Sunday Morning bookmark (which I know has been feeling quite neglected lately), and saw Roger Waters: Still Tearing Down Walls. I watched the piece without doing anything else.
While watching that, I felt like I was able to spend 8 minutes with my dad. He LOVED Pink Floyd. No matter what, his favorite band was Pink Floyd. His favorite song was a Pink Floyd song. His favorite album was a Pink Floyd album. Because he loved Pink Floyd, I loved Pink Floyd. Over the years, I have developed my own love and appreciation for the band/music/artists, but there is always a sweetening of that appreciation as it is a reminder that my dad’s love of Pink Floyd lives on in me.
I know that when I lose someone, I am entirely focused on how much I am going to miss this person and how much I am going to be deprived of through the absence of that person.
New intention: think of ways this person can live on through me.
How do you do this?
Who lives on through you?
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