Sunday, March 11, 2007

BYBS: Cobalt Sky

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So I was sitting in my miserable cube, writing code that would be considered unusually crude if it had been produced by a colony of cherrystone clams when a couple of coworkers mentioned that they were going for a walk and would I like to come. In the interests of helping out one of them, who is about my height and yet over double my weight, I went along.

As we schlepped around under the glare of a strange, fiery orb whose light I was unused to I realized that this was the first time I had been outside in ages. This winter, with its unmelting snow, relentless stress, and stubborn viruses had been draining my soul.

Then I realized something else that was odd: I was staring at the ground. This was partially because some Canadian geese had demonstrated healthy bowel functioning on the sidewalks, but it was also because somehow that's where my eyes were drawn.

With a conscious effort, I managed to look up and around at the surrounding area and noticed the beautiful day. It was a very clear day and sky was a beautiful cobalt blue. I realized that I had been spending a lot of time like that lately: staring down at the ground and the goose shit instead of being able to see everything else that was going on.

In a short time I was back in my dark cube, doing my usual, boring crap, but the beautiful vision from that walk stayed with me.

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6 comments:

Blue Panther said...

All of us happen to do that at some point of time or the other. We let the things get to us and in the process what a beautiful thing life is.

stev said...

mmm. i could almost imagine the cobalt blue sky

funny human beings. and this small things which they feel blessed for.

msdemmie said...

We had a beautiful day here too - lifts you so much ......

Happy BYB Sunday ........

C. Asbury said...

It was the walk to the end of the yard that did it for me. The sun rays and such. Have a great week. ByB

Sue said...

A beautiful day is always a blessing! Happy BYB Sunday!

CyberCelt said...

It is easier to ignore the beauty outside in the winter. It takes a little more effort to experience it, but I have found more scenes of majesty because I was looking. I have also stepped in my share of duck sh*t.

Have a great week.