A beautiful robin appeared on my front lawn today, his plump red chest brilliant against the green grass.

I fumbled around in my pocketbook. Where was my camera? I needed to capture this moment.

I rummaged through old receipts, new allergy medicine, half eaten chocolate bars, cherry cough drops and…

Finally I found it!

As quietly as I could, I turned on my camera. I pointed it at the robin.


The moment was gone, his grey tail a reminder.

Moments (and robins) come and go.