Today I’d been for lunch in town with Sarah. And afterwards she’d gone off elsewhere to do shopping of her own. As we’d eaten at Home, the new independent that’s set up in Liverpool One, I was close to Probe Records and so naturally then spent a happy hour in there not quite buying anything.
Walking to the bus, musing over the LPs that had not quite made it to the till, I almost missed the fact that I was in a perfect moment.
It was five to four and the sun was about to dip behind the Albert Dock, giving me a long suspended moment of intensely perfect light. My first brief impulse was to get closer to the river front. ‘Who wants a perfect moment in Liverpool One?’ I sniffily thought. Before I had a quiet word with myself and calmed down. ‘You are where you are, so be in the moment.’
And I could have missed the perfect moment stood in the bus station, thinking about LPs, waiting for the 86.
Instead I walked round the block and saw what you’ve now seen. A perfect moment of perfect light, with brand new, sharp edged Liverpool One beaming at the setting sun and settling happily now into our Liverpool landscape.
So the moral of this story?
“Life is all too short,
So when a perfect moment arrives
Go with it and appreciate it,
Wherever you are…
Lunch at ‘Home’ by the way was a treat. Good, fresh, local food served by friendly people in a beautiful building. Give it a go, I say.