Being human means you tend to expect everlasting satisfaction from situations you know to be impermanent. You also expect lasting happiness when all around you is in the middle of constant unpredictable change.
Well I had one of those moments of everlasting expectation last night and if I could make it last forever then I would.
Fortune recently smiled upon our son and as you would expect I was very excited for him but when he chose to share his bounty with his mother and me I was beside myself.
He decided to treat us to a most beautiful dinner at a harbour side restaurant set by the edge of a golden sandy beach that looks directly back towards the skyline of the city.
The day had been warm and by 7.45 pm the sun had slid behind the city buildings in the distance. A crescent moon threw a faint golden glow across the water and a beautiful coolness overtook the small bay.
I had a superb salt & pepper calamari entrée served with a rocket and cucumber salad and homemade sweet chilli sauce. Then, with indulgence and delight, all three of us ordered freshly caught whole lobster Mornay.
Just at this instant I cannot think of anything more wonderful than the gladness which the heart and mind feels when the primary instinct of celebrating with family is satisfied.
It was a night of true generosity and pleasure and proved that when you pay full attention to the moment you’re in you really do find true happiness.
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