[Quick note: This is my first blog entry from my new phone - a BlackBerry Priv (more on it in future entries) - so I'm hoping I don't mess things up too badly. Caution. Wind. Let's do this...]
The scene: it's close to 5:30 on a Friday evening. I'm in the parking lot of the TV station - CTV London - that has become something of a second home to me, a place where I get to do really cool things, surrounded by really cool people. Every time I leave here, I seem to do so with a happy sigh, content that I gave it my all while I was in the building.
Today is no different. I was up early, in a radio station studio nearby, talking about the phone I'm using now, and news of the big Mars MAVEN discovery that NASA had announced on Thursday. I love speaking geek with smart people, and I love making sense of some of the most fascinating tech news, then seeing and hearing viewers, listeners and readers have that Eureka moment when they realize why the story is so neat in the first place.
The day turned into a non-stop blur of interviews, client meetings, and fast and furious bouts of research and writing before I jetted off to the next appointment or fought off - and beat - the next deadline. I'll admit: It was fun, and it made me feel both whole and alive. Funny how that works, isn't it?
After I was done my last interview of the day, I thanked my team and headed out to the car. I still had to pick up our daughter at school before heading home. But as I often do before I hit the road, I paused and kinda snapshotted the moment in my mind. Because this day like so many others had turned into an especially memorable one, and I wasn't quite ready to let go of what it felt like.
By the looks of the sky above me at that moment, I'm guessing the universe wanted to hold onto the moment, too, before it slipped into darkness.