From my journal 9/19/09 (Grass Valley, CA):
Sitting in a shallow, warm bowl of rock after forcing myself to swim in the deep green swimming hole accompanied by two young trout, I had a moment - am having a moment - where I do not wish anything in my life to be different than it is right now. The water is cool, the day not quite hot enough to balance out the chill of the water but it feels good to be warmed by this rock after swimming. Fed one of my pb & j sandwiches to the pack of ground squirrels who live in these rocks. Me, the squirrels, the trout, and one baby frog are the only life forms around on this pleasant day here on the edge of the river. J's friend L pondered about how often one experiences moments where everything seems to come together, and I noticed that, with all of my struggles, I experience moments like that quite often. I commented that I thought it more a matter of paying attention to the moments when they come, because they exist more often than perhaps we notice. This is one of those moments.