“The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are instruments and expression of God himself.” – Emmet Fox
Fox states beautifully what I feel deep inside: that by living in the present moment and recognizing that present moment for being as perfect as it can be, in some way, we are realizations of something greater. Today, I have had the opportunity to savor the present, in ways which were individually perfect and idealistic for each moment. After a lovely sleep-in and leisurely morning, I ventured out to Culpeper, VA for lunch at my favorite French restaurant, It’s About Thyme.
An afternoon of perfection for me is found in a place where I am enveloped by warm smells of French spices, French decor and great company in a slow-blanketed small town. Sharing a bottle of French Sauvignon Blanc and a delectable rosemary thyme portabello mushroom on focaccia bread, lunch was very French and very perfect. It was practically art; and in it I found time for perfection in the moment. Thanking the owner, who originates from Perpignan, on our way out, I realized why he chose to call his small Culpeper town “It’s About Thyme”, for it is a atmosphere that breeds taking one’s time. Over time, as I savored the thyme flavors of my portabello and enjoyed the exquisitely provincial French motif, I had experienced two full hours of the perfection of the present.
Make it your mission to cherish the perfection of the present; once you do, you will be overwhelmed with the art of life that you experience in return. Life is an art, it’s about time that we start seeing it as such.