Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Sunlit Moment . . .

Smiling in the sun . . .
Not one of us knows, no none,
How soon all's undone.

I came across this archival photo and was reminded of the utter fragility of life . . .
and of the necessity to seize the moment.

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19 comments:

Ms. A said...

I remember sitting on top of our van, to be able to see motorcade in our area, before the tragedy struck and also the feeling when they told us about it, at school.

Victoria said...

Yes, seize the moment. Ours lives can be changed forever in less time than it takes to blink an eye.

I remember that horrific day like it was yesterday. I was home from school when it was announced on the radio. My mother kept saying, "It can't be true, it must be a mistake."

Martin said...

Oh yes, Vicki. That fine line that we all walk, every minute of every day.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Few words but it expressed how we need to value life. Wonderful Miss Vicki!

Have a wonderful weekend...

JJRod'z

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

So true Vicki. Of course I remember just where I was, home from college for the weekend.

I read that Father Mike, the chaplain of the NY Fire Dept, who died during 911 said if you want to give God a good laugh, ask him what you'll be doing tomorrow.
Sam

Barbara Rogers said...

I found out I was pregnant with my first son that day, and thus was around nurses with tears in the doctor's office. Today I share birthday greetings to a 93 year old...so was also thinking of our opportunities to love and care for each other while we can.

Jean Baardsen said...

A good reminder to appreciate what we've each been given.

R. Burnett Baker said...

This is a common thread of thought we all seem to have in Autumn.... Perhaps it is the main reason Autumn is not my favorite time of year. And yet, perhaps that is the main reason I find its beauty so frantically compelling.

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

November 22, 1963, marked all of us who were young and hopeful then. "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, study as if you were to live forever.” (Thomas More)

Thérèse said...

Nine at the time I ran to my dad who was working in his orchard...
Life is precious.

Miss_Yves said...

I remember this sad day,this sad event seen in live-in black and white -at the TV with my cousins-when I was a child .
The adults who were in another room believed we were wrong when we announced this new to them

I agree with your lesson of life ...
"Carpe diem"

Brian Miller said...

dang that took my breath away...really knowing what comes next but when we dont and it happens...ugh...very nice...

Bouncin' Barb said...

In the blink of an eye......

Southwest Arkie said...

Life is just too short- and in a snap of the fingers, those we hold dearest can be yanked from us forever. Seize the moment- yes!

NCmountainwoman said...

Amen to that.

Friko said...

How right you are.

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

It is a time and place embed in my memory...such a loss!

Linda@VS said...

I was quite pregnant with my second child when my soap opera was interrupted with that horrible news. It made me wonder what kind of world I was bringing this baby into. I imagine new mothers today are having similar thoughts, though not for such dramatic reasons. All any of us can do is seize the day, every day, and make our own little corner of the world as good as it can be for the ones we love.

Merisi said...

Carpe diem, yes!

(I would have bet I commented the other day - too much archival work, thinks turn murkier than ever in my brain!)