Saturday, September 15, 2007

Really Live the Moment

Ali had this posted on her blog, but it was such a good quote I wanted a copy for myself and this was a good place to archive it. The quote is by Anna Quindlen.

...but the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three on them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next things: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.

1 comment:

Mindy said...

"Don't bother with symbolisms. Absorb the tone, texture and smell
of Right Now.
Remove it all
from the storylike description
in your mind
Just look.
Just feel.
Hear the patterns of sound.
Slow the tempo
of your apprehension;
bring it to a
still and endless moment.
This will do, will it not,
for eternity?
Had you something else in mind?
(Something a bit more grand?)
But this is where you are,
right here.
The distance to Heaven
is a blink of the eye."
~Pama Rab Sel