Earlier this week the road was closed as I was headed to school. Normally these types of moments would call for freaking out, getting frustrated, and with me patiently waiting for the traffic to push on. I felt really good though, at that moment, serene to the point where I couldn’t really explain it. A Los Angeles morning covered in magnificent clouds kept me feeling like I was exactly where I should have been. Instead of sitting in stop and go traffic I hit the streets, curved my way across a city I had never seen. Drove down roads I had never been. A small adventure all before 8am. I ended up getting to school when I needed to, but it left me with this feeling. Serenity, peace, and above all else a sense of happiness.
It’s hard to put my finger on it, exactly what it is I needed that morning to make me feel that so at ease. I know that it gave me a sense of clarity about exactly what I should be doing with my life. I like staring at clouds, ones high in the sky that look like ancient civilizations that are returning to ruin. I like a quiet morning where everything seems to be still and sleeping. I like a thousand things, some I don’t even realize, but it’s these small things that break up this crazy life I lead. It’s these small things that really show me that it doesn’t take much to be happy.
I know it sounds a bit strange because it is, why would these things really change my outlook on life, especially in the stress-filled existence I have recently been privy to. The answer is, I don’t know. Sometimes it’s something that just makes sense to us at the moment. A thing that is so beautiful we are forced to stop and look. We all have these things, that fill us with awe and make us realize that the world is both incredibly large and infinitely small.
I wish I could ride on clouds, climbing the mountains of white serenity. I wish we could all just take a moment to imagine what it would be like play upon the bluffs of the great clouds above. For now, I’ll just appreciate them from the window of my car and dream about the adventure I have yet to come.