Going through the day just notice that each and every
conversation is a story about something.
Something which happened in the past
or what will happen in the future.
About what happened to others,
family or friends.
It is about aches or pain.
Or what went wrong,
with all the details, intricacies where
we dig out and emphasize
went of the rails.
Or about THE solutions through which
all the problems
of the world,
or my life,
or society will for surely be solved,
if only they would listen,
if only they knew.
And while all the focus is on the stories
and our reactions to the stories told,
notice that it is on something which
is NOT happening now.
Living in our stories
we miss the immediacy
and the endless wonder of things.
Did you notice?