I wolfed down four slices of mozzarella-rich pizza just now. I love how mozzarella feels like sticky, gooey bubble gum in my mouth.
It is life’s simple pleasures that help us realize: that we should live in the moment. The sheer bliss of pizza between my teeth made me cherish the moment for what it was, yummy and cheesy. For one brief moment, I let go of all my worries. I stopped thinking of the mistakes I made earlier today; and abandoned all my fears about tomorrow’s things to do.
If you think about it: all we have is the here and now. Yesterday has already passed, so there’s nothing more we can do about it. Tomorrow has yet to happen, so it’s also an exercise in futility to keep thinking about it. If we let the present moment pass, it’ll be gone forever. So we should make the most of NOW because that’s all we’ve got.
Maybe I should have pizza more often.
(Written by a friend 11 years ago. Updated)