I’ve come up with a list (you know how I like lists) of those little moments in life that we all experience from time to time, which give us a little burst of feeling of some kind.
- The moment when…you’re reading a book and realise this is going to be a GREAT book.
- The moment when…you’re climbing up the stairs and you realise that you can’t remember why you’re going up stairs, but you continue climbing anyway, in the hope that you will remember when you get there (you won’t. Not yet. Not until you have come back downstairs, sat back down and continued with what you were doing previously).
- The moment when…you wake up thinking it’s a work day, and then realise it isn’t (thank you for reminding me of that one a while ago Exile on Pain Street, it was that which inspired me to write this post!).
- The moment when…you hear that a sequel to a film you loved is going to be made (this can sometimes be two moments; a moment of delight, followed by a moment of concern that it won’t be as good).
- The moment when…you’re just about to drift off to sleep, and your bladder screams “Hang on a minute! I need to be emptied! It’s no good trying to ignore me in the hope that you will make it through to the morning, you won’t, you know I’m going to be waking you up, so you may as well force yourself out of that lovely snug warm bed right now, and get it over with!”
- The moment when…the postman arrives, and he has brought the thing you’ve been excitedly (or anxiously) waiting for. (More often these days that happens by email, but the moment isn’t the same as when it’s a physical envelope that has been delivered).
- The moment when…you deliberately dragged yourself out of bed extra early to work on something, you look at your watch and see that it’s not even 9am and you’ve already achieved more than you usually achieve in a whole day (I LOVE this one).
- The moment when…you’re delayed in getting somewhere, and you know with certainty that you have reached the point where it’s too late, there is no way you can make it now, so you may as well relax. (Up until that moment, you were continually doing more arithmetic that you’ve done since school “If I can get through this bit within the next 7.5 minutes, and then the next part takes no more than 3 minutes and 5 seconds, and assuming there is a line of no more than 4 people, then as long as…”)
- The moment when…you wake up from a dream in which you were able to fly, and for a short time after waking, you still believe that maybe you really can fly; you know it was a dream, but you think it was a dream where you learned the secret to flying which can be used in real life. Thankfully it is a flying method that is achieved from ground level, simply requiring a graceful leap forward and assertive lifting of the arms, so there is no danger involved in testing it out. (Or maybe this one is just me).
Can you relate to these moments? Any moments you’d like to share?