Friday was going to be a busy day. I had to get into work quick, make short work of a long day of technically difficult things, then jet home to work out, and pack for our vacation.
I drove to work in a heated up frenzy of anticipatory impatience, not helped by the torrential rain coming down from Hurricane Joaquin.
Once I parked though, the sound of the traffic and the falling rain just fell away from me.
I got out of the car, looked across the parking lot to the highway and just...
And for a few minutes, my mind was empty.
It felt good.
It wasn't too much later my brain was full again, and I rushed around like a maniac. But that doesn't mean that the pause wasn't worthwhile. It's always good to have.