Right Now: Mid-January

figure skating

Right now:

  • It is 9 degrees outside. I’m dressed in long underwear, snow pants, and my warmest wool sweater.
  • I’m skating on the rink before the sky turns dark, and it feels like magic.
  • I’m wondering why I’ve waited so long to lace up my skates again.
  • Two young boys step out of their warm house for the briefest of moments. One has a trumpet. He starts playing Taps. The other boy removes the American flag beside their door. Then they run back inside while I glide around.

Try this:

Grab your journal. Jot down a few nuggets from your “right now”. Date it. Maybe snap a photo, and add that, too. Tada! You’re done.