We live our lives and participate in such great historical events and even find ourselves, well, at least I do, on television and in the paper as a professional official. And in so doing, I am constantly in the limelight, working a high pressure position and maintaining a high profile career. And I love my position and I love the pressure and attention, as I work better under pressure and enjoy performing in front of crowds, even live, international crowds.
But there are also little things in my life that I love and that I live for: These little things, these rare occurrences, these magical moments, including the thunder and lightning storm that happened the other house where I live in Seattle. It was an amazing spectacle, a display of awesome power and the beauty of nature. And later that week, as I sat outside on my deck enjoying the summer sun, a humming bird came by to enjoy the giant daisies in my garden. These little moments, as well as the big moments, I both love and live for and relish.
Words and photo copyright 2015 by Eddie Edwards.