Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Moment You Know

Waterfall's Moment
The day before I wrote this, I was walking with my son and we came across this waterfall. I was on a wooden bridge and I saw this scene with the light piercing through the trees. I knew I had a moment. Sunlight is a tricky thing. It and the clouds move fast so the moment is just that, a moment. If you want to make the most of it, you have to move swiftly.

I grabbed my camera, handed my son the bag, and lay there on the bridge on my stomach and shot as many as I could rapidly. I had the moment and I made the most of it and I have a wonder to share that I love and others may too. 

We have moments in life that we know are wonderful but we do not always seize them. I did not have my preferred camera for this shot. I would look silly laying on the bridge. I did not take my pain killers and getting up from that position would bother my back and my knee getting up. Those were my hold backs. They were not enough to tear me away from passion and desire and the wonder of the moment.

We all have our moments and sometimes we will make the most of them and other times we will let them go. Everything is in motion and nothing last forever. If we have a moment and we know it is beautiful, we need to ask ourselves a few simple question. Which is the worse fate? The regret of having missed the moment or stepping past our inhibitions? Which is the better fate? Having made the most of a moment or having stayed within the safe embrace of fears and inhibitions? Answer the questions as quickly as you can, everything is in motion and moments are always fleeting. The only comfort I can offer you is that we will have a lifetime of moments. 

Yesterday was the waterfall's moment and I got it right. That does not always happen. Don't let you get in the way of the moment you know. 

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