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Mis-stepped, and momentarily left the moment.

by canadafreeze on June 24, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

We hear it all the time. Stay in the moment. Be present. Don't multi-task.
About eleven o'clock last night, I grabbed my iPad and stepped outside to capture a shot or two of the super moon. The operative word here is stepped.

I stepped off the front porch, missed the last step, landed in the bleeding hearts and whacked my head on the brick wall. I saw a few stars, the big moon, and have one doozy of a headache.

And, no. I didn't get my pictures:-( That'll teach me to watch where I'm going instead of going where I watch.


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