I can be so oblivious at times.
I was just at Jean’s blog reading her post about finding something we seem to have lost. She was writing about how she had gone to a coffee stop to do some writing, when she realized she had forgetten her materials. She even forgot her electronic gadgets. So she sat there. And in doing so, realized how we have often forgotten to stop and just ‘be’ … and to be aware of our surroundings.
And we do indeed miss these opportunities. I miss them. A lot.
Case in point ~ Apparently there was an earthquake in my part of the world a few days ago. Janurary 30th to be exact. It occurred at just after 5pm.
Granted, it was a smaller earthquake, registering only at 3.7 magnitude. Nevertheless, if I am not mistaken, at about that time I must have been sitting at the counter on the computer…or about to order a pizza for dinner.
Did I notice ANYTHING?
I just found out about it on an artical I was just reading. Some people felt it as far away as south of Portland. I was nearer to it.
While this may not be exatly the awareness of surroundings I had in mind, one would THINK I’d have noticed some bit of shaking.
Ahh … I really must be more mindful of my surroundings.