Lori at Write Mind/Open Heart says Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.
Moment #1: Reading is sometimes more than the words. The physical-ness of books are important sometimes. The smell of a newly opened book, the musty smell of a library book, even the smell of cigarette smoke to remind you of the person who last had the book. These are reasons why I am a bit resistant to e-reading.* Especially tonight as I read to her. A book that is old, that has a smell of far away. Of my home when I was young. And the inscription from someone dear and long gone. As I read to her, I explain how and when I received this book...and I think of the person who gave me this present so long ago. It brings me closer to more than just my daughter.
Moment #2: He calls every day after school once he gets home (safely--my insistence was for him to call, now that he is walking home from school). I look forward to it--we say very little to each other. The thirteen year old boy and the mother at work. A couple times I have missed his call. It fills me with guilt because I want to show him I am there for him at a moments notice. The best part, though...he leaves a voice mail message. And I save them. And listen to them sometimes at random times--just because I like hearing his voice.
*Not to say I do not see the advantages to them.
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