While we love surprises, like for our birthdays, we do need the routine, the everyday. That’s why when I get the chance, I visit Oyster Bay. It’s not too far from where I live, and it’s restful to watch the seagulls and the occasional boat motor or sail by.
We are marvelous works of Creation, ready for an instant surprise or a long, drawn out, restful day, like that of the seagulls sunning in the parking lot. I can turn a restful day into a productive one by writing or prayer.
Yes, the choice is mine, and I have two good alternatives.