Monday, October 24, 2011

Perfect Moment Monday - Oct. 24

On the 4th Monday of each month we engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join. The next Perfect Moment Monday event will be on November 28.

To participate in Perfect Moment Monday:

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Between the Sunday night before and the Sunday night after, write up your own Perfect Moment.

Perfect Moment #1: He sits me down with a seriousness that scares me. We had a argument yesterday and I worry that this is about that (which was resolved, or so I thought, earlier yesterday). I sit down next to him and I worry. And then he shows me his lucky gaming die. He has had it since he was thirteen. He wants me to carry it for luck until I get a job. It is one of his most precious material possessions and he is giving it to me solemnly because he knows that I have been feeling downhearted about the job hunt. Well, now I have Luck +20.

Perfect Moment #2: She has gotten the bag of leaves we collected. Not sure what she is going to do with them (I really want to save them for waxing). I reluctantly have given her the bag and I await destruction of the precious few leaves we have gotten this year. And then she neatly starts laying them out on the kitchen floor. She is displaying them and counting them. She is marveling at them. And she handles them as if they are miracles...which I guess they are.

Perfect Moment #3: He makes his way across the cemetery on a cool autumn day. He is tall and lanky and walks with purpose through the old tombstones and he pauses to look at the inscriptions. He is alone even though we as a family are with him. And I am reminded of myself walking through cemeteries and old gardens. His sister runs up to him and he grabs her hand and they walk further up the hill together.



Lavender Luz said...

Your moments take my breath away. I love how he offered to you what he has at his disposal to help with your job hunt. And the way you make me see the miracles of nature through her eyes.

And the image of the two of them hand-in-hand in a solemn place -- beautiful.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful perfect moments post Delenn. I really like how you told about them in the third person.

That is so cool that your DH gave you one of his lucky charms.

I also enjoyed hearing (and seeing) what your daughter did with the leaves and how you were able to look at them afterwards (as miracles).

I also love the image that you painted of your family in such a meaningful place.

Thank you for sharing! Its always good to be here via Perfect Moment Mondays. :)

Aramelle {One Wheeler's World} said...

I teared up at the sentiment of him offering you his lucky charm. Such a sweet gesture.

The image of the leaves being so gently cared for and inspected is just so precious. And your own sweet gesture in sacrificing them for her.

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

I love everything in this post. Each moment is truly perfect.

and I hope that lucky charm works it's majic on your job hung!

Esperanza said...

These are beautiful related. You are a wonderful writer. I look forward to following you.

This was my favorite of the perfect moments:

And she handles them as if they are miracles...which I guess they are.


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