A day like today.
I find that the older I get, the less likely I am to take for granted what’s around me.
No, I didn’t wander through woods listening to chirping birds. But in the course of going about my business, I found myself soaking in the clear blue skies and the foliage in a way I never used to. I think it’s called appreciating your surroundings.
I write this just after the 33rd and final miner was brought to safety. Imagine how they feel. How they appreciate their surroundings.
Of course, there’s no telling how “Miner #21” feels. Johnny Barrios. He’d the dude who was greeted by his mistress instead of his wife. He’s got a story to tell.