Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Writers Island .. "The Moment."

Yikes ... put's it mildly when discovering the prompt ...

The next prompt here on the island will be… “The Moment”.
Maybe its the one to remember, or the one you wish you could forget, or the one your currently living in, or the one that changed your life, or the one you’ve always dreamed of, or the one you’ve always feared — perhaps it is the one of your most profound realization… what ever the moment you choose, please share it with us...

WHICH MOMENT ... ? How can a single moment be "THE MOMENT" ?

How about the sad childhood ... that one ???

Or the even sadder teens ... that moment ???

How about the moment when mother caught me wagging school and had my long hair cut into a boyish style ... that one???

How about the joyous moments of giving birth, the euphoria, the elation, the never before felt rapture ... that one???

The falling in and out of love ... ???

All the special occassions relating to my girls "firsts" ... first smile, first step, first drawing, first day at school, first time they said "I love you Mummy" ... those ones ???

The moment when I took a long hard look at myself ... that one ???

Or when someone beloved died ... that one ... ???

The moment of being first published ... that one ???

See ... there's tooooooooo many moments!!!

None of my singular moments will fit onto a small page or deserve to be compartmentalised. The moments relevant to this life all count.

Whether happy, inherited, hassels, horrid, human, hysterical, humiliating, hazy, hard, haphazard ... they're all part of the big picture, the humongous amount of moments ... that make yours truly ... precisely the same as this very moment!!

14 Comments:

Rambler said...

oh that was exactly my first thoughts on the topic too. :)
very well expressed.

Marja said...

Great expression of all these important moments which as you said all count

Awareness said...

Like you, I was tripping down a whole path of big huge moments in my life.....wondering how the heck I could grab onto one of those and write about it. Instead, I took the microcosm approach and honed in on one moment that had just taken place.

However..........aren't all the stories we share on our blogs moments? Keep writing about yours and I will do the same.

cheers.

gautami tripathy said...

My short verse talks of the same thing albeit in a very different manner.

unconnected moments

paisley said...

life is a tapestry of interwoven moments... none in the end more important than any other...

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Great post with many moments. All of the special, but none of them mattering in the present moment.

Rose

xo

Preethi said...

So many people are talking about the big picture made out of these precious little moments this week....
Great post... and you sum it up so well...
Moment

tumblewords said...

Well said! Moment after moment. Nice post!

UL said...

you are right, no moment in life can be singled out, all are unique and unto its own... wise post as always, Redness. Thank you.

UL

Mary Timme said...

Good take on the prompt I thought and nicely expressed as it says so much more than it says. If that makes sense to anyone else but me.

Jeques said...

I share your sentiments when I was deciding which moment to share. Too many indeed but I ended up writing what stands out

http://jeques.wordpress.com/2007/12/11/1sts-9-publication/

You mentioned many of yours and as I read it, I'm reminded of my own moment. Rush of flashbacks, memories flicker in my thoughts.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

Herb Urban said...

You really put things in perspective. Singling out one special moment in our lives is a near impossible task. Our lives are filled with so many unforgettable moments, aren't they?

Robin said...

We're on similar paths this week. I agree, it's the collection of individual moments that make up a life.

Just Jen said...

Your moment's piece is very similar to mine...not the events themselves but the way you wrote it...great writer's write alike...does that saying work? hehe

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