Urgent Distraction

Urgent Distraction

The million things that pull at our attention like a three-year-old at our pants leg are bad enough. But life itself can often be just as distracting.

And sometimes that’s necessary. The work we do isn’t always the most important thing, rarely the most urgent thing. Emergencies arise. Which makes it sound as if they begin to slowly appear, like sunrise or flowers. But in truth they’re usually huge and right in front of you like a delivery truck around a blind corner in the wrong lane.

You have to deal with emergencies. But you also have to deal with less harrowing urgencies, too. Deadlines at work, kids’ recitals, mom’s birthday, trips to the airport.

So I find myself headed to the airport for a trip just after getting back from another. The power of Something Small, Every Day™© seems like just another empowerment mantra by this point, I’m sure. But it’s the one thing that matters when everything unknowingly conspires to keep you from getting to your piece.

(NOTE: Irony alert, this post was delayed by patchy service and a plane ride that choked on uploads)

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