Holding On To A Moment

100_0622None of us stand still, which is both a good thing and a bad thing.  We all have those perfect times, whether they’re a moment, a week, a month, or an event that we’d like to freeze forever and never let go.

I know that for some people, high school or college have their perfect moments, when they felt that all was right with the world.  While I did have some good times, I always felt out of place, as if I was trying to force myself to be something or someone I wasn’t.  I was known for being different, and not caring that I was different, and while that was true, of course there was a part of me that yearned to learn the secret that everyone else seemed to know.  Other people got invited to parties, talked to strangers, and laughed over stuff I didn’t find remotely funny.  I just didn’t get it.

For me, my moments of perfection mostly come in snatches of time.  I’m in my yard, birds are singing, and the air has a sweet hint of growing things.  I’m sitting in front of my laptop, and the writing goes well.  I’m in the bathtub, reading a book, and the water is the perfect temperature.  I’m hanging out with friends at a backyard BBQ, and for a little while, I know that I’m okay to be who I am.

I can’t freeze and hold those moments forever, and I probably wouldn’t appreciate them if I could.  What’s your perfect moment?

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