Friday, December 5, 2014

Amy Poehler wrote an amazing book called "Yes Please" and I highly recommend reading it. In a chapter called Time Travel, she gives some wisdom:

As I watched Patti perform I took a mental picture of the moment. I looked around and thought about my life. I felt grateful. I noticed every detail. That is the key to time travel. You can only move if you are actually in the moment. You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.

I wholeheartedly believe in this. I believe in mindfulness, and saturating oneself in the moment. There have been so many times in my life where I've been enjoying the hell out of myself or I've been feeling hurt beyond belief and a little voice says, stop here. Remember this. Remember this feeling. Remember the light or lack of it. Remember the hitched feeling in your chest. Or remember this music/this moment/these individuals on stage giving you their hearts. I have these things kept safe within me. Like that night in Canada or the Charles Bissell show or a group of young kids posing tough over a giant puddle after a hard rain. The moments I have lived are stuck to me as much as I am stuck to them.

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