There are a hundred moments a day we'd like to get through as quickly as possible—the commute, a job, painting a room, perhaps a conversation. Today's 'get through' moment is a flight from Columbus, Ohio to Dallas and then on to Portland. Once I arrive I'll enjoy being with family but probably I'll also want the hour plus drive to Albany to be over. I try to reclaim these moments—sometimes in order to be productive, sometimes to reflect on the way things are and how I might like them to be—sometimes it's good just to breath, to be bored and okay with it.
So instead of trying to distract my way out of this particular journey with a game on my phone, I wrote a song, read a bit of a great book, and typed out this blog post.
Don't skip the journey.