Thursday, October 15, 2015

Waiting Hard

A  L  O  H  A !

 " I have always, essentially, 
been waiting. 
Waiting to become 
something else, waiting
 to be that person 
I always thought
 I was on the verge of becoming, 
waiting for that life 
I thought I would have. . .

In my head, 
I was always 
one step away. 

In high school, 
I was biding my time 
until I could become 
the college version of myself, 
the one my mind could see so clearly. 
In college, the post-college 
“adult” person was 
always looming in front 
of me, smarter, stronger, 
more organized. 
Then the married person, 
then the person I’d become 
when we have kids. . .

" I love movies about 
“The Big Moment” – the game or
 the performance or 
the wedding day or 
the record deal,
 the stories that split time 
with that key event, and 
everything is reframed, 

" John Lennon once said, 
“Life is what happens 
when you’re busy 
making other plans.” 

The Big Moment, unfortunately, 
is an urban myth.

Life is a collection of 
a million, billion moments, 
tiny little moments and choices, 
like a handful of luminous, 
glowing pearls. It takes 
so much time, and 
so much work. . .

Linking to

"- But this is what I’m finding, 
in glimpses and flashes: 
this is it.. . .This is it. 
Normal, daily life ticking 
by on our streets and sidewalks, 
in our houses and apartments, 
in our beds and at our dinner tables, 
in our dreams and prayers 
and fights and secrets – 
this pedestrian life is 
the most precious thing 
any of use will ever experience.” 
                                 Shauna Niequist, 
                         Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the
                         Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life

Thank YOU
for Waiting


the walking man said...

I'm cool with a moment by moment life. Think--all those lifetimes melding into one to become the whole.

Indrani said...

John Lennon well quoted here.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those are wise words, Cloudia. Ordinary live can be so extraordinary if we just live in the moment!

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia, these words certainly frame over everyday life with all the moments and stories that split time and enrich our world. Beautiful post.

Sandra said...

thanks for stopping by and watching that sweet cow.. i like the last quote the best. that is truly life, billions of small moments all knitted together. i am a pessimist and have always waited for the next shoe to drop.

EG CameraGirl said...

How true! We need to savour the ordinary moments because added together they make the super one. I bet even many of the most famous humans are still waiting for some single magical moment.

eileeninmd said...

Aloha, Cloudia! wonderful post and images. I love the Lennon quote. My moments seem to be flying by. Have a happy day, filled with awesome moments.

eileeninmd said...

Aloha, Cloudia! wonderful post and images. I love the Lennon quote. My moments seem to be flying by. Have a happy day, filled with awesome moments.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

After the tragic unexpected occurrence in our family I think we all make the most of everyday, you never know when something so random could take it all away in an instance! Wonderful advice here.

Birdman said...

We're all playing that waiting game of sorts. Life just happens.

Teresa said...

Love your thoughts today. Moment by moment we are... Have a glorious day!

Blogoratti said...

Wonderful thoughts indeed, and great photos. Greetings!

Charles Gramlich said...

The big moment is definitely a myth. Most of my waiting times has been waiting while under the control of someone else (say for a meeting) until I can get back to doing what I want to do.

claude said...

Nice post, Cloudia !
Aloha !

Cloudia said...

These comments are like the last verse of the poem! Well done each of YOU!

I SO enjoy seeing you here

Elephant's Child said...

The moments are a gift aren't they? One we all too often don't recognise.

Nancy Chan said...

Stunning Sky photos. Have a fabulous day!

RedPat said...

I'm guilty of waiting but am trying to appreciate things as they happen and enjoy! Thanks, Cloudia! ;-)

William Kendall said...

Wise remarks, and such beautiful images, Cloudia!

Ida said...

Oh that flower was so lovely. Nice post with wise thoughts.

Bob Bushell said...

Precious images, the quotes are beautiful, love them.

TexWisGirl said...

so true. and it can all change in an instant.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a beautiful flower!

Anonymous said...

Lovely shots. And yes - life is those small moments and what we do with them...

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the first photo! There are many small things to enjoy each and every day. Carpe diem!

Margaret Adamson said...

You only have now to live so live it to the full

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love the video! With hubby having cancer I take each day...

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Shauna says it well. The moment I stopped waiting was the best moment for me.

Linda said...

Yes, all quite true.