I once wrote about my friend Nate and how he described a moment as being "badass." Sometimes there are times like that in life where everything is just badass. Maybe it's only seconds or minutes long but it's there, right then and now.
It happened to me yesterday.
I was cooking out for my brother, uncle, Bruce, and his friend for Father's day. The steaks were on the grill. You could smell them.
Bruce and Terry were singing one of their songs that my brother requested. A thunderstorm had just passed and some of the clouds were clearing away. It smelled like rain and it was still slightly and steadily raining. The sun was setting up the hill with beautiful coloring and the sunshine was reflecting every raindrop so it sparkled. My kids and my brothers kids were lighting fireworks and laughing in the back yard. I looked up the hill at the rain because it was so beautiful and a little girl with black hair to her waist was running up the hill laughing as a dog chased her.
It lasted a whole 30-40 seconds tops.
I may live in the poorest county in the country and this neighborhood may be ghetto as all hell.
But those few soconds right then and there were just beautiful and "badass."