The man was calling to offer him the job of his dreams. Conventional wisdom said my friend would pack up his family and move away in the coming months to a situation of healthier opportunity and security. There was only one problem with the proposal: my friend woke in the middle of the night and
In my part of the world we don’t often see snow before Christmas; but this year it is being delivered early and often. Nothing transforms the winter landscape of dead leaves littering brown lawns, barren grey trees, dirty sidewalks and sunless skies like a good, thick, sparkling, fair layer of snow. In that moment before
That evening with the Lumineers, in the middle of their most popular song, the band abruptly — stopped playing. Lead singer Wesley Schultz stepped to the microphone and pleaded, “Be here with us now.” He said: “Please put your phones away; just be here with us now.” The band quickly returned to form and charged into the next verse, but no one seemed to actually put away their phone. The truth unveiled in our summer musical expeditions is simply that life happens in the moment.