Sometimes moments slip by and I find that I have lots of pictures but not always lots of memories. Technology can be fun, but it can also be intrusive. I do take a lot of photographs, both for fun family events and also for reference for my artwork.
But sometimes, like today, I deliberately set aside the camera and concentrate on simply being where I am, when I am, for no other purpose that to completely enjoy that moment.
It's not a luxury. It's a necessity. We were not created to work constantly, to go continually, to expend all of our energy on THE task that needs to be done NOW... If that were the case, we would not need sleep, experience burnout, or feel a need to escape for a vacation.
We were created with a need to balance work and rest, worship and service, play and....
Oh - there go the swallows again - right outside my window... Care to take a break with me and go enjoy them for a while?