Recently on the way to a dinner at our friends’ house, my vSO and I were surprised by the size of the moon in the sky. We were running late to start looking for the place to stop safely. In the next 10 seconds we had to turn. The windshield was too dirty. And there were probably several more reasons in my head for why I shouldn’t take a picture. But I still took out my phone, asked my vSO to make sure not to do the California stop at the closest sign and did my best to shift away from the streaks of dirt on the glass as I took the picture below.
It’s not as impressive as it was in real life. It is not the shot I will be proudly showing to my family or print out for decoration purposes. And you still can see smudges on the trees on the right. But as I was looking later through the pictures I took with my phone, I was amused by the fact that, without any conscious efforts on my part, I got a photo on which moon looks like an oversized street light. It got me into a philosophical mood:
SOMETIMES WHEN WE ACT DESPITE ALL THE OBSTACLES AND EXCUSES,
RESULTS MIGHT DELIGHT US