Everything is slower in the Bahamas.
That’s my excuse for getting this blog post up on the late side. I’m still in the vacation mind set I guess.
But sometimes slower is good and sometimes it’s not. For instance, I was in the Dunkin’ Donuts at the airport in Nassau. I was trying to grab a few muffins and a bagel for the kids to munch on while on the plane and the flight was beginning to board. The lady at the register quickly grabbed the muffins and then directed me to the end of the counter for my bagel. It took all my self control not to jump the counter and butter the damn thing for the very sweet and slow moving guy working the toaster. He buttered that bagel like it was the only thing he had to do all day and he was enjoying it. His head nodded slightly to the music in his own mind and he wrapped it carefully and handed it to me with a smile.
Yes, I still wanted to throttle him but…I also wanted to be him. Because sometimes I just don’t want to be rushed. I want to just be…
So not only was I rushing, but I was uptight about being in a rush LOL! And then I realized that sometimes I am on Kim Time. Sure, most of the time, I’m running around like some crazy lunatic. I am a New Yorker and we have special New York DNA that is hard to battle. But sometimes, when left to my own devices, I write the stories as they come to me, I stop and dance to the songs in my own head, I run like I have no where else to be and I live like this is the only moment that I can confidently call my own. And don’t tell anyone…but I enjoy it.
Watching the world go by…
So what do you rush through? And when do you slow down and smell the flowers? What moment to you wish you would have savored? What one did you practically stop time for? Do you rush or do you linger softly?