Is it possible to feel like you’ve been on a vacation in 25 minutes or less?
My answer to that is YES. I experienced it today. Twice.
I finished my last afternoon appointment and took a detour home. Just because I felt like it. It was a great decision because it turned out to be my surprise mini vacation today.
The detour took me through less travelled roads lined with houses that are custom built. I drove slowly to enjoy the architecture. Then I saw this one street that leads to the waterfront.
There was public parking space for maybe 3 cars. Mine was the only one on the street.
I got out of my car and saw a blue heron in the water, fishing. It saw a target, and dove in with its full body for the catch. It came back up empty-handed. That’s what it looked like, unless it already ate its lunch under water. 🙂 The heron continued to stand in the same spot, very still, and wait. What a patient creature.
The scenery and the opportunity to observe a heron in its daily life took me away from my daily routine. Even though it was only 20 or 25 minutes, I felt I was away on vacation. Afterall, isn’t that what we seek when we go on vacation? Something different from our daily routine?