I was wearing a bright pink fleece jacket, sitting outside on our deck in the sunshine, drinking coffee from a red mug.
I was lost in serious thought pondering what I might write about next on this blog, when *flutter, flutter, flutter* a small energetic little bird started diving at me.
I knew that the bird was a hummingbird; there are lots of them in the wooded ravine behind our house.
They flit around. You cannot miss them.
I knew that to this little bird I must look like the biggest darned flower in the land, a doozy of a good find.
I tried to sit still hoping that the little bird would tire of attacking me, but you know what? That little bugger just kept going. The Energizer Bunny should be so determined.
Eventually I decided to *shoo* the hummingbird away from me because I needed to sip my coffee while it was hot to get my brain going. I had important things to think about like the topic of my next blog post.
But of course my brain, that can be a tad self-absorbed and egotistical, was blinding me to the obvious.
That is, the topic of this post was making itself known, quietly, right in front of me. A humble little idea showing me the way, while at the same time reminding me of the basic premise of The Spectacled Bean.
A premise I explain thusly:
- be here now;
- make sense of what you’re seeing | feeling | experiencing; then
- write about it.
In other words, PAY ATTENTION. Life is in the details, and that’s where you’ll find the best stories.