And speaking of spectacles, it was while I was driving down this phenomenal road that I spied a dark something on my driver's side window. ACK! A quick glance proved it was a bug, a very large brown bug. Thankfully, I kept my cool and rolled down my window in the pouring rain to get that moth-like creature to fly out of sight and out of the car. Reminded me of that movie, The Mothman Prophesies with Richard Gere. (Shiver me timbers!)
This sighting probably wouldn't have bothered me so much if my nerves weren't already frayed. LTC's having back problems. He's been hurting for over a week and he's not one to ever complain, even at his worst. I'm hoping it's not a disc problem. Future visits to the chiropractor will reveal more. Meanwhile, I'm recovering from a serious infection that had me shivering for days. (Thank you, antibiotics! I adore you. Just sayin...) And there've been various family issues to contend with lately, but I won't go into them now because they're personal and would take up too much space. ;)
My point today is this, little things like dragonflies and colorful wet roads stand out at times like this, when we're overly tired, straped thin, or worried. Sometimes an appreciation for the simple can only take place when the mind is preoccupied. But it's at those times, the times when life may seem to be near the breaking point, that the simple manifests into something more meaningful and the memory is implanted forever.
I'm having experiences like that these days. And though I balk at change, I'm enjoying the rain. The cleansing steady drizzle upon my window panes. The constant flow of water shedding off my gutters. I sit transfixed watching raindrops pound the pavement on the street. And occasionally, I get to enjoy the myriad reflections displayed on a road showered with green, red and yellow light.
I'm stopping to pay attention. Life wants me to take a second look. What have you looked at twice lately?
DUKE BY DAY, ROGUE BY NIGHT 10/29/12 Crimson Romance