An Odd Bird, a Wandering Mind, and Back to the Present Moment

White Cardinal CartoonThe other day, while out on a walk, I saw a odd-looking bird. It appeared to be a white cardinal.

At first I thought it was a cockatoo, but there aren’t any wild ones around here. That’s more Trevor’s part of the world.

As I got closer, I saw that it was indeed a cardinal. It was white, with some pink on its wings.

Here I was, deep in thought about something — a blog post, my new venture, a gag for next week’s strip. Then — snap! — seeing something out of the ordinary yanked me back to the present moment. (What is it with cardinals?)

In the pursuit of success, we can all get tunnel vision — so focused on the goal, that we miss cool things happening all around us.

Sometimes it takes some kind of event to snap us back to reality.

The mind is an amazing tool. So is a reciprocating saw — but it’s wise not to leave it running all the time.