We're in the middle of the Winter cold, and at times, it can feel like I've gone days without seeing the sun. I find myself craving it. Longing for it. Just a hint of that warm glow behind the thick clouds has me daydreaming about warm, sunny days. Daydreams about biking down to the beach, sitting on the dock by the lake...
This day was particularly grey. Not a cloud in the sky, no sign of the sun, just muted grey as far as the eye could see. The day was coming to an end, as early as it does now, and I knew that it would be another grey Winter day. Wishing for sun, wanting to curl up with a blanket and hibernate instead.
As I was driving back to Toronto, there was a distinct moment where the grey faded away, and the most magnificent blue replaced it. The sun was beginning to set, and I was in awe. Maybe it was because it had felt so damn long since I had seen the sun. Felt like weeks, rather than days. Or maybe it was because sometimes our days are simply made of moments like this, the moments that take our breath away.
I saw the sky transform before my eyes - the blues, pinks, oranges lit up the sky. I was on a race against time. Hoping that the day would last just a little bit longer so I could soak in as much of this sunset as I possibly could.
And I did. I parked my car and braced myself before stepping out into the cold air. (Although the word cold, at this point, seems like such an understatement.)
It was then that I was reminded that it's not about waiting for the perfect moment. The perfect moment to savor, the perfect moment to capture. It's stepping back and taking the time to notice them. Because those moments are in every single day.
Now it's your turn: What's taken your breath away lately?