Friday, December 3, 2010

#reverb10 ~ Moment

Today's thought was moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).

Interestingly, I did not have something come immediately to mind so I went back through my photos.  This, the diary of my year revealed to me that through happiness, concern, gaiety and pain, it was a great year.  With that, I did not have that aha moment that one can sometimes get.  I didn't have a moment this year where the skies parted and everything was clear and peaceful, for just that moment.  I understand those moments, I have had them before.  Those moments seem to be very personal.   The  moments that came to mind for me this year are also personal but more reflect community, grand friendships, conglomerations and the recurring theme was food.  Have you ever noticed that people gather around the hearth of your home....the kitchen?

Food seemed to be a central focus, whether bar-b-ques, camping trips,  or gourmet club.  Everything revolved around the pure love of cooking slow food, the melding of flavors, the aromas of lasting conversations over chopped onions, or the laughter over a final glass of wine astonished that we were able to produce such a song thorough our meal.

Our children have learned, playing with wild abandon, sharing the crazy parents that love to cook, and indeed understanding the importance of flavor in different foods that touch their young pallets.  So this year, filled with vivid memory of so many events, is more highlighted by an enduring theme.  The theme of friendship, sharing and love that comes from relationships that endure.

Though there has not been one moment that has made me feel most alive, this multitude of moments has breathed life into my year.


  1. that sounds like a hard task. one moment i felt most alive this year..hmmm. i think i would have to go with what you did... a collection of small moments.

  2. Great post. I too would have a hard time with one moment. Happy Holidays!



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