Sunday, December 06, 2009

This Moment

I cheated...I didn't take this photo but my daughter-in-law did! This is her daughter, and my inherited granddaughter, Makaila. I love this photo. Head on over to Hey Harriet for more interesting Shadow Shots. Yep, it's Sunday. And thanks, Sam!

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Watched a couple of good indie movies this weekend. Paper Heart, a quirky semi-documentary on the question of true love. Also, The Answer Man, a movie about a man who writes THE spiritual answer book for his generation and yet, has no answers...whatsoever. Isn't this true for all of us? The main character kind of reminded me of my father, always reading and searching for answers to every theological question, but he hasn't always been so good at living in the moment. He's learning that now, though. And that's all that matters. So many of us never learn that lesson.

Our culture seems to view happiness and success as some elusive vapor. Something that we're always working towards, waiting for, searching for. And when we get there, we'll rest. We'll finally relax.

What a load of crap. This is it folks...this moment. This relationship, this friendship, this dinner, this glass of wine, this sunset, this busy, imperfect day. What a waste when we don't see it...when we don't see the little girl, underneath the net, peeking through.

Enjoy.

5 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The world is wondrous
through a child’s eyes—no wonder
God says, “Be childlike.”

My Shadow Shot

bleigh said...

You are right, my friend... Sometimes we forget about the journey... and the moment we are in... always looking for the next "thing"...

I spend a lot of my Mondays through Thursdays praying for Friday...

You helped me to remember to savor the moment and enjoy!

Greyscale Territory said...

A lovely touch of shadow on the little one's face!

Lisa said...

Here's to learning to live in the moment! I LOVE the pic--great shot, S.

Diahn said...

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