Saturday, March 16, 2019

Pure Joy {16 of 31 Slice of Life}

Last minute plans.  Total surprise.  Pure joy.   My middle daughter goes to college a couple of hours away and my oldest is twenty minutes away at graduate school.  I've been wanting to have the oldest visit the middle daughter and yesterday at the last minute it happened.  Here's the actual slice.

We arrive at the Cultural Visual Arts building and start mingling with a mission.  We are looking for A and her friend.  Not in the first room.  Not in the second room.  We start to look around corners and across the room and in the third room when N says, "There they are.  It's perfect they don't see us."  N is gone in a flash and I reach for my camera.  N taps her on the shoulder.  A turns around and breaks into a bouncy left, right, left body twist with arms bent at elbow - flapping a bit with the twist motion.  Her long blond hair bounces along with a grin that extends her face.  N turns to me with the biggest grin and laugh.  

I've re-watched this video lots of times; it's just four seconds.  Joyous moments can be quick and lift your soul while warming your heart.  

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7 comments :

  1. I think I would have that video on permanent LOOP! Recognizing and embracing those seemingly small joys is what makes a life rich and rewarding. You recognize that and your slice helps the rest of us to reflect on those moments as well. That is the power of writing in a nutshell!

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  2. Four seconds is more than enough to warm your heart and lift your soul.

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  3. What a special moment, nothing is better than watching the warmth and excitement shared between siblings.

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  4. Your words paint such a vivid image of this happy scene, a true slice in a day filled w/ moments.

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  5. I agree - those moments of spontaneous joy can be quick, but their impact immense.

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  6. Your words were as good as the video. Thank you for sharing this joyous moment.

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  7. I agree with Cathy -- your words are like a video - you stretched it out step by step. My heart is full -- off to bed. Thank you!

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