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Capture a Moment

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The Hammer, Jan 17, 2022.

  1. The Hammer

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    Many of us (I know not all) strive to live more in the moment, the Now. As opposed to dwelling or living in the past, or constantly looking to the future.

    But what do you do when you want to capture and savor that moment, for later? The view of fog hanging dense over a brisk evergreen forest at dawn. The seductive and knowing glance of a Lover in the night.

    Take a photo? Draw a picture? Paint a portrait? Write a poem? Journal?

    Scream attachments are meaningless and ignore it?




    I tend to write things out. But poetry isn't my forte, despite my occasional attempts.
     
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  2. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Free spirit

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    I used to take photo or draw it, but to be in the moment now, I sitt down and just watch. The feeling of the moment is enough, the memory will be there for a long time, but dwelling on it means I am not in the moment, but still live in the past :)
     
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  3. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I either rely on memory or take a photo. In 2 cases we have commissioned an artist to capture the scene.

    I say we, I've had our village street painted, glowing gold in the afternoon sun. Saturnalia 2020 the kids main present to me was a painting of my favourite spot to sit on the log by the river and just take in the beauty
     
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  4. MyM

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    What I love is remembering where I came from. I used to constantly stay at my grandma's house on the weekends. Now, she has passed but the feeling of safeness, love and just plain being a grandma will always cherish my thoughts. Reminiscing at the places we went, visited and our games we played. It is a lovely place to go in my mind :) It's why I encourage with my kids, to make memories...loving memories to keep for later on in their life. :)
     
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  5. beenherebeforeagain

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    Prose is also an art form...
     
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  6. Orbit

    Orbit I'm a planet

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    Back when I was in a band, I would write a song to try and capture a moment, or situation. Now I just try to be very much in the moment and impress it on my memory.
     
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    halbhh The wonder and awe of "all things".

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    To Capture a Moment, such as by photo, poem, journal...or just memory, is of course to hold onto a piece of the past in a special way. I have a few photos that are fun to look at again on my phone, even if only a few minutes in a year, often with others, as sharing, so I can make the past present with us.

    It's good to have a past, after all. We'd not live really as well without one.
    But what if we could find that future which is an Ever-Present Timeless place....
     
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  8. The Hammer

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    I see nothing wrong with this myself. There is a certain amount of sentimentality that is healthy and positive.

    We all get to this point eventually. Even if not until post mortem.
     
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    I wrote a few poems when my first son passed away. It was a sad time and I put my thoughts on paper. I do a lot of intensive "What Am I's" for my kids and they love to figure out what the poems are about. But the poem that I wrote when my son died, it will always have a place. :)
     
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  10. The Hammer

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    It is, and maybe in my mind I've always considered "prose" a lesser art form. But that's my own hangup.
     
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  11. RayofLight

    RayofLight My pronouns: they/them

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    My poetry is usually in prose tho I can write other types of poems
     
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  12. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Putin' on the Blitz!
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    I've written plenty as to the experiences in my life, and could write much more for so many, but the memories of certain events just seem indelibly burnt into my consciousness, and seemingly have not faded that much for so many - and I do know about how we often manage our memories, as to altering some so often. I've related this before no doubt, but usually the more memorable occasions are more like skyscrapers pushing through the clouds so as to remain quite untouched, with the vast majority of other experiences just vanishing under the cloud layer. The more memorable events usually were physical ones - often involving danger - or involving some kind of trauma or very special moments which would likely never be repeated - for myself at least. Of course I did take the usually number of photographs for many though, given that the beauty of these was obvious and easy to capture. I don't tend to reminisce about any of these with those others involved however since we have all mostly drifted apart and I'm only in contact with a few from the past.
     
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