Living in the moment is vital. Not one of us has any certainty beyond the present. Yet I find myself thinking of the future. When I move to Vermont, then I will be happy, When I publish a book, then I will be successful. When I make a lot of money, then I will feel secure. Rarely do I find satisfaction in the moment. That is why last night was so incredible. I am in Vermont because my daughter is in the hospital here. It is a stress filled time of uncertainties and decisions. The kindness of strangers has provided me a place to stay, and last night I experienced, in the midst of a life storm, perfection in the moment. I sat in a window seat watching a thunder storm transverse the mountains as I read a book about a romance in Paris, eating chocolate, sipping red wine, and patting a purring cat. The moment was perfect, and I was there in it.