I am running late for work. I rush out into the garage, throw my stuff in the car, and look up.
Ooooo. I just have to get a picture of that. I can use my phone. No, this calls for a real camera. But I am running late! I run back in the house, snap a picture from the garage, and run the camera back into the house. The drive to work was exquisite torture. The drive takes me east, so I had a gorgeous view of the sunrise. Two things kept me from stopping and taking photos. 1) I took my camera back in the house. 2) I was late for work.
Responsibility can lend purpose and meaning to life. It can also hold you back from adventure. Mortgage, kids, dogs, jobs– all wonderful additions to life and are to be treasured for the blessing that they are. But there are some days that I wish I could chase the sun.
A high school teacher once told us in class, “You don’t have to do anything. You just have to accept the consequences.”
Afterthoughts: I do not have kids or dogs. I don’t know how all those amazing people out there manage to balance all of that.