by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Paranormal Underground e-Magazine
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I just experienced one of those perfect moments in time – where everything crystallizes and you know that you are exactly where you should be. Surprisingly, it came while I was on my knees scrubbing a toilet.
Tanner and I were cleaning side by side this morning. As mundane a task as cleaning in, we were enjoying one another’s company and spending time together chatting while we worked. Tanner went upstairs to practice his saxophone, and I went into the bathroom to scrub toilets.
Tanner was upstairs trying to work out a riff on his sax. You know where I was. I had the window open and the air from outside was blowing in. The bathroom was lit by sunlight. Along with the sound of Tanner’s saxophone came sounds in through the open window. Frogs singing in the woods. Birds going about their day. A distant neighbor running a lawn mower. I had the two little dogs playing at my feet as I worked. The bathroom – including the toilet – smelled fresh and clean.
Tanner finally got his riff worked out and I called up the stairs to him, “That’s it!” And in that moment, everything paused. I knew I was exactly where I should be. It was perfect.
These are the moments that make life unspeakably beautiful. In the midst of the craziness – kids, pets, jobs, – there are little moments that come at unexpected times and bring you to your knees at how perfect it all really is. For me, these moments are always a gift. It can be a note in a piece of music that makes me weep, a look or a hug from a loved one, a moment of peace in the chaos, or a moment when all is exactly right even though my head is in a toilet. It is in those perfect moments of beauty that I become centered in right now and everything else slips away. It is in these moments that I not only believe but know that I am exactly where I should be.