But we couldn't take our eyes off the eggshells in the Baby Chick Hatchery. There were about eight in the case, several already split open with damp-fuzzed chicks wandering around, dazed. A few had flopped down for naps, completely exhausted. Another little bird was making his way out. He was doing it on his own sweet time—a few pecks, then nothing for a few minutes, then a little more.
I couldn't remember the last time I had focused on something like this. I mean, yeah, I focus on writing when I blog and the editing I do at work. I focus when I read. I focus when I do crafts or bake with the kids. And, oh joy, I focus on my eyebrows when I tweeze them. (Trust me, the fact that I find plucking so zen scares me.) Mostly, my mind's on a million things. I'm forever thinking about what I have to do next.
I only took a few photos of the chick, no video, no Facebook sharing. I wasn't in a rush to get anywhere. Sabrina and I just stood there and watched in fascination for a good 15 minutes. We were both immersed in that chick's emergence into the world, and it was wondrous.