The other day, while walking to the bus stop, the bus whizzed right by me. It is another 30 minutes wait until the next one!
Now, normally, that would be a problem and a disappointment, but I had my camera, and I was walking by an empty lot. Rather than being upset about having to wait, I just flipped over a board and got some pictures of some centipedes!
I have noticed that since starting here, a lot of the boring/blank time in my life is now a lot more amusing. As long as I have my camera, I am never waiting…I am just getting a chance to observe. Even a little thing like a trip to the grocery store becomes “I wonder if any new mushrooms have sprung up along the way”. Just walking around my neighborhood, or going to a pretty “boring” city park, I might see a rare bird. Or even a normal bird!
It is true that most of my observations when I am just in the middle of normal life, (as opposed to going out on an expedition) are pretty prosaic, lots of dandelions and crows, but it still gives me that little extra thing to look forward to in my daily life.