Thursday, December 10, 2015

Forever is composed of nows

Emily Dickinson wrote the title of this post. I wish I was that smart!

Today's journal prompt is to write about the moments you enjoyed in the last week, as many as you remember.

Every week, every day has moments that we were uncomfortable and moments that were happy. Tiny moments like the first sip of coffee or a funny commercial on TV. Noticing little moments like that is what makes life rich. Things like that slip by unseen. They are so tiny. But tiny things are important and I know that's hard to believe.

Our problems and snarls in life are big. Huge. They need big solutions. They need giant effort and possibly magic. Something like a tornado, or the ship passing overhead in Star Wars. Mount Everest. An act of both houses of Congress. Something magnificent and uplifting.

This prompt should probably be a sentence or two in every journal entry. Those fragments of life are drops in a very big bucket, but they are lost forever if they pass by unnoticed. Notice them, write them down and treasure them!

Everything is composed of billions of teeny tiny nows. They don't look like much, but changing those nows can change the entire world.

Forever – is composed of Nows
by Emily Dickenson

Forever – is composed of Nows –
‘Tis not a different time –
Except for Infiniteness –
And Latitude of Home –

From this – experienced Here –
Remove the Dates – to These –
Let Months dissolve in further Months –
And Years – exhale in Years –

Without Debate – or Pause –
Or Celebrated Days –
No different Our Years would be
From Anno Dominies –

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