fleeting moments

fleeting moments

Some days you feel like you’re living in slow motion. You watch your life as passes by one minute after the next. You hear every sound, feel the breeze on your face, notice the quality of light, and watch your children in awe.

Who’s life is this wonderful life? How did I get so blessed? I don’t know, but I do know I never want to take another day for granted.

I had a day like that this weekend. It was magic.

Videos like this (created by the lovely Katherine Center) bring it all home; what it means to love, care-take, nurture, give, hold, carry, and love more.

 

 

Share a favorite fleeting moment from your life. Through the lens of love and gratitude, it all looks perfect. Lucky us!

23 Comments
  • Lisa
    Posted at 01:18h, 01 February Reply

    How absolutely wonderful! The photos are beautiful and I can’t help but smile thinking about those fleeting moments.

    Just tonight, my little 2 year old daughter put her hand on my cheek. When I turned towards her, she held out her arms, leaned into me, gave me the most heartfelt hug, leaned back while keeping her eyes locked with mine, then towards me again for a final kiss.

    Earlier today, my son had stoped playing with his cars, walked over behind me as I was finishing up an art project very dear to my heart, and said, "Mommy, you always make the most beautiful art."

    There is no greater bliss than moments like that.

    May we all continue to be there for them and share our gratitude. 🙂

  • Cara
    Posted at 02:20h, 01 February Reply

    Your photo and words always inspire me. I absolutely loved the video, I had to share it.
    I am continuing to take pictures everyday and did capture a few fleeting moments of my oldest son.

  • Joanna
    Posted at 02:42h, 01 February Reply

    Wonderful moments caught with the perfect sentiments. LOVE the video!! Thank you for sharing that.

    Here is my BSM

  • megan
    Posted at 02:56h, 01 February Reply

    that top shot of your daughter with her hair blowing across her face is just magic.
    mine’s a bit more mundane: waiting

  • the gypsy chick
    Posted at 04:18h, 01 February Reply

    This weekend was full of Cheer, Dance and Children’s activities. Rarely do I stop to realize that soon my 15 year old daughter will be leaving for college…
    So here is my contribution to the fleeting moment
    <www.thegypsychick.net>
    Thank you!

  • bekkah
    Posted at 04:31h, 01 February Reply

    This weekend I was fortunate enough to see an outdoor performance on ice…absolutely gorgeous 🙂

    http://bekkah.squarespace.com/blog/2010/1/31/blue.html

    Such an amazing video, it’s everywhere these days!!

  • emma
    Posted at 05:03h, 01 February Reply

    I agree with Megan that the top photo is utter magic. And the video brought tears to my eyes. I didn’t capture any fleeting moments with my camera today, but I caught them with my mind’s eye and that’s enough. Thank you for reminding me to make them matter.

  • melody
    Posted at 05:44h, 01 February Reply

    Oh, your first image is makes me smile, and I DO love that video.

    I have a moment…

    http://slurpinglife.typepad.com/slurping_life/2010/02/moments.html

  • melody
    Posted at 05:46h, 01 February Reply

    Let’s try that link again 🙂

    moments

  • Leisa Hammett
    Posted at 06:53h, 01 February Reply

    My third shot down is my BSM. I love patterns. I was intrigued w/ the effect of shooting this weeping willow from looking up. I think I am finding my way, slowly, with what I want to do with my art–now that I’ve reconnected with her after 35 years of neglect. I have been trying to figure out why I am drawn to trees and skies when I photograph. Today I shot tons of shadows on the snow. I am drawn to mixed media and I think I want to incorporate these images onto canvas with words (I am a writer) and with paint. But I need to learn the how of the techniques of such mixed media making. I am taking a class this week. Anyone who can recommend what kind of paper I’d print my images onto for this type of recreation/transfer to canvas, I’d appreciate it! And, as always, I am so very open to critique of my photos. Like how could I do it better next time? What can I improve upon. Oh, and it’s late and I did not go back and get a cheat sheet on how to to a live link. Dang…Thank you!

    http://leisahammett.typepad.com/the_journey_with_grace/2010/02/winter-gratitude-.html

  • Caroline
    Posted at 11:27h, 01 February Reply

    That video made me cry! The images are awesome ~ the words so powerful!

  • lifeineden
    Posted at 13:23h, 01 February Reply

    My weekend was really quite ordinary — in the good way you talk about. I was lucky enough to capture this little moment.

  • MelodyA.
    Posted at 13:45h, 01 February Reply

    February is filled with fleeting moments for me because it’s my oldest’s birthday. I just can’t believe that this month will mark 9 years that she has been in my life. I’m taking February to remember the things that I love, probably will include a lot of that almost 9 year old.
    My Best Shot

  • Puna
    Posted at 14:16h, 01 February Reply

    Wonderful collection from some wonderful women.

    My best shot Monday

  • killlashandra
    Posted at 15:00h, 01 February Reply

    Fleeting makes me think of so many different kinds of moments that come and go through out a lifetime. I thought of them better personified in the shape of a rainbow.

  • qmama
    Posted at 15:13h, 01 February Reply

    exquisite photos. yes, magic always happens by the ocean with my children too. thank you to you and katherine for sharing love art.

  • carrie
    Posted at 16:19h, 01 February Reply

    you always say through your photos and words exactly what i am thinking – or wish i could say. beautiful. and i love being reminded of those moments, too.

    we had a practically perfect evening over the weekend as well.

  • elk
    Posted at 20:27h, 01 February Reply

    yes …slow motion is right Tracey…i see it and feel it…I was rushing to send off my daughters college applications…talk about fleeting moments! It was a clear cold afternoon at the post office and i snapped this photo on my way in, my camera was set on black and white…

    http://redorgrayblackandwhite.blogspot.com/2010/01/21_29.html

  • Amy Jo
    Posted at 21:46h, 01 February Reply

    I know how you feel. Sometime I look around at my life and think about how incredibly lucky I am. In that vein, here is my post. Not exactly fleeting, and not exactly one moment. It’s my birthday, and I compiled a few of my favorite photos of me through the years…

  • Leslie
    Posted at 21:53h, 01 February Reply

    We had a lovely, snowy weekend – something that in our mild climate is always fleeting.

  • Jakki
    Posted at 14:28h, 04 February Reply

    Any time I see this link…I HAVE to watch it…it is so on time and perfect for what I need.

  • camerashymomma
    Posted at 23:19h, 04 February Reply

    "I do know I never want to take another day for granted."
    yes, yes to all of that. i feel like my life is shifting, and beauty and light is pulling me closer. and it’s lovely to know that you are near.
    xo

  • shelley
    Posted at 08:37h, 05 February Reply

    sun on your skin, sand beneath your feet
    collecting seashells in yellow buckets..
    mother and daughters blessed beyond measure.

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