January 25, 2010

Unforgettable Moments.

“There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness.”
(Spanish Proverb)

Unforgettable Moments.
We all have those.
Memories of a fleeting instant in time, so powerful and compelling, it carves an imprint in our consciousness, where it will forever remain vivid and clear. Endlessly confirming the fact that our perception always overrules the laws of time.

These moments are as unpredictable, as they are enchanting. We can not envisage them ahead, they just appear, as if by magic, out of nowhere, when we least expect it. They instigate an allure, which is everlasting and fuels our joy for life at all times.
When they do occur, it feels as if we are standing in the very core of our existence, being able to control time, making it stand absolutely still, while we mastermind our senses. We can taste scents, hear colours and see sounds. And we can touch and seize the present, unlike any other moment, to conserve it as pristine as it feels right then and there.

We all carry in our memory at least one such a snapshot in time, which we love to revisit and relive, whenever we choose. When an ordinary morning or evening, in a very ordinary day, turns into that special recollection, which will never leave us. It can be a simple alignment of events, creating an absolute perfection in our perception. This flawless image can include beautiful natural scenes, alluring sounds, extraordinary interventions or the presence of exceptional people. A unique combination that will at all times reinforce our belief in the beautiful, in the divine, in the good, in the magical and in the miracle of life. Again and again.

Life is worth living, if only for those transcending moments in time. However few, and however far in between they are.


A Bit of the Blarney said...

I often find myself reflecting on many times in my life, good and not so good, and as yet have found no reason not to rejoice in them. Thank you for this post!!! Have a grand day!! Cathy

Kath said...

A lovely, thoughful post. I read a lovely quote recently, I try to think about it as I go about my day. It was "Good things happen to you every day- look for them".

Unknown said...

love this.

memorable smell makes me happy. Like crayons and paper. even shampoos. It's like going back to that time and place.

Love this post.

have a great week Zuzana

I am Denise Katipunera

Brian Miller said...

wonderful post. those moments do make life worth living. sometimes there is a stretch in between but that only builds the anticipation. thanks for the smiles today at the memories.

S. Susan Deborah said...

Wow!!! A new look and a lovely post. Zuzana, you look stunning and mysterious!!!

Yesterday I was reading up on my name and Zuzana is a version of Susana (Susan). How nice! I immediately thought of you and our names.

The blog looks refreshingly nice.

Joy always,

Claus said...

Such inspiring entry Zuzana. There are indeed moments that make the dark and sad times of life seem as if they never existed. Happiness are brief moments that fill you with joy and "something" in your heart and soul that makes you want to jump and smile all the time. Aren't they fabulous?!

have a HAPPY day Zuzana!

Betsy Brock said...

Wow...look at the new look over here...it's lovely! Hope your week is filled with many moments of happiness! :)

Reading Tea Leaves said...

A wonderful thoughtful post that has given me 'goose bumps' (I do hope you are familiar with this term)!. Thank you for giving me a memorable moment just reading this post, dear Zuzana.

Jeanne x

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Me again! I meant to say I love your new look blog too!

Anonymous said...

I love the new look! And I agree...life can be awesome : )

sprinkles said...

I'm not a happy person by nature, unfortunately. So I have a lot of unhappy memories.

One happy one that I like to look back on involves one of my little dogs that has since passed on. She used to love to sniff the flowers around my mom's pond. Afterwards, she'd sneeze several times and then go sniff them some more. The memory always makes me smile!

Love the look of the new blog!

Mark said...

These moments of which you speak are glimpses into what our life can truly be. These moments do not have to be so far apart. We have the ability to live these moments often as we remember who and what we are.

Margie said...

Hi Zuzana
Love the new look of your blog!
And I also love this post!
I have so many wonderful moments and days of my life that I look back upon that are true treasures!

Thank you for the inspiration today!


Mahmud Yussop said...

Dear Zuzana,
Very interesting and memorable post.I am happy for a mortal soul like you embracing life, living life and all its beauty.The mystique of life probably is one way the Almighty keeps us one with his consiousness.The doors of life are always open. But it is to open our mind and heart , to be self-concious of Life and existence that remains the task.I think memorable moments are a quality of an idea that conceptualises beauty as beautiful.It is an expression of a beautiful mind.Memorable moments are timeless,spell-bound,it is yours for the asking.
Is this the secret of our well being? Well,just remembering.BTW, congratulations on the new blog layout and remake. It's stunning as you are.

Danielle Barbe said...

thank you for your comment on my blog! lovely post.


Beverlydru said...

Your new look is fabulous. Love it, love it. I so need to take the time for a makeover. Maybe soon. : )

Hilary said...

So true. You've made me reflect on a few of my own moments just in the course of reading your post. Thanks for that. :)

Rajesh said...

Very lovely post. Yes, each one of us have such wonderful moments which we cherish for life.

Four Seasons in a Life said...


I wish I knew where I have placed one of my own quotes on memory, it would come in handy now.

When we are old and all alone, it is these tender memories that keep us company.

Though memories can be few, when strung together, they will fill ones day when twilight fades and darkness is near.

Warmest regards,

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I hope you have many more moments to come to draw upon as you go through life.

Diane said...

Beautiful! And I love the picture you chose for this post. And I LOVE the new look of your page!!!!!

Zuzana said...

Cathy, Kath, Denise, Brian, Susan, Claudia, Betsy, Jeanne, LadyCat, sprinkles, Mark (welcome!), Margie, Mahmud, Danielle, Beverly, Hilary, Rajesh, Egmont, Jill and Diane – thank you all for sharing your own sentiments on what unforgettable moments mean to you. Your comments are all very beautiful and endlessly poignant.

Glad too hear that you enjoy my new design, I had some fun these past few weeks playing around with Photoshop.:)

Thank you all as always for your kind words and visits, they mean so much to me at all times.


LadyFi said...

You've captured the essence of what the miracle of life is all about. Thanks for this inspiring post!

Tabor said...

Congrats on the POTW from Hilary.

Cricket said...

A lovely and thoughtful post, and a well-deserved potw. I do think, though, that these moments need not be few and far between. We are surrounded by miracles big and small. We don't notice them because we don't look often enough. No morning is ordinary. Each is unique and unrepeatable, if you look at it that way.

Unknown said...

Congrats on POTW from Hilary.

I'm fortunate to have lived a rich and full life, so your recounting of unforgettable moments resonates with me.

Land of shimp said...

Perhaps we need the contrast of less happy times to truly teach us the value, and the fleeting quality of the good times? There's value in contrast.

What a nice pondering session you've set me to. Thank you for that, it was well done. Congratulations on the post of the week mention over at Hilary's :-)

Dianne said...

you describe those moments so beautifully
congrats on POTW, well deserved :)

Zuzana said...

LadyFi, Tabor, Cricket, Gaston Studio, Land of shrimp and Dianne, thank you so much for your interest in my post, nominated for POTW by Hilary. She is an amazing woman, doing an incredible job with this theme.
I truly appreciate your visit and your very kind words.

Cheryl Kohan said...

You are absolutely right and you said it beautifully. Congratulations on being one of Hilary's POTW!

julochka said...

those moments are where i got my blog name..moments of perfect clarity. you're right that they are few and far between. :-) and oh so precious.

Zuzana said...

Cheryl and Julie, thank you kindly for your wonderful words, so glad that you enjoyed the sentiments presented here.;) xo

sprinkles said...

“There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness.”
(Spanish Proverb)

^^^I believe that! I feel fleeting moments of happiness but it never seems to last.