You know the feeling when you are immersed in thought and something suddenly stands out to you? I was walking past a park when I noticed a squirrel close by. The squirrel was scouring through the leaves. I speculate it was in search for food. My mind gravitated from human computer interaction -- the topic about which I was thinking -- to the squirrel. I walked slowly, gazing at the park. I noticed another squirrel. Then another. Then another.
Moments like this bring me joy. The times when something delightful takes away my attention for a moment and makes me ponder a new topic. I thought about squirrels. I thought about last weekend, in which I saw many squirrels in a park in London. Now I am thinking about childhood trips in which I would be intrigued by, and passionate about spotting, squirrels. Many days I saw few or none.
I appreciate every moment I see a squirrel. The child-like part of my mind expresses a metaphorical "wow!" My mind is invited to wander and wonder.
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