Friday, February 26, 2016
I had to take a break from work for a morning of errands. I'm on my wife's health insurance and we get discounts for being healthy so once a year I have to submit to testing. Once that was over, I decided to use the opportunity to drive across town and mail some packages but the place wasn't quite open. With twenty minutes to kill, I pulled back behind the business to where the parking lots butts up against a lagoon which was formerly part of a large oxbow in the river channel before it got straightened out. I usually take a book with me in case something like this happens and I did read it awhile but the reflection on the lagoon surface kept grabbing my attention from the pages. Finally in order to get some peaceful reading time, I hopped out of my car and took a picture of the reflection to quite the old brain down. By the time I got to the edge and got my phone camera app running, a slight breeze had disturbed the surface to mar the perfect reflection. It made me want to sit there for awhile and wait for the reflection to calm but I didn't want to turn into Narcissus. Instead I went back to the comfort of the car, (it was still quite cold out) and went back to reading. This time I was able to focus on the book.