How important is 10 seconds?

 Next box, some assembly required! Mahogany and Figured Maple.

Next box, some assembly required! Mahogany and Figured Maple.

This morning I started on a walk then stopped to check my phone which wasn't behaving well and when I restarted my walk I noticed that in the intersection ahead was Scott and Susan biking to Pullman. I was 10 seconds behind running into them this morning. Who knows where our interaction would have lead. I've been thinking about how what I might have said or did would have effected their day but now I feel that I lost out because I will never now how meeting with them would have made my day special.

Not to quick to point to the phone technology as the 'reason' or 'cause' for the near miss this morning. Could just as easily point to anything in the past that I took 10 extra seconds to accomplish as the 'reason' or 'cause'.  Earlier today I spent several minutes eating and reading a health magazine, I did my stretching and lingered in one of the stretches. Earlier this week I lingered in the shower. Last year I spent a bit of time at the winery in Julietta. You get the idea, I could point to anything.  Life is full of mysteries. Time especially is a fundamental mystery. What fills my time is just what I'm exposed to. It has no 'causes', no 'reason' other than it is me and my time is which is now.