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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What's your eternal moment?

"The air becomes still. We become quiet. Together, we witness a sight that few people ever see: we are surrounded by killer whales...Conventional teachings suggest that eternity is something that starts after death, and then goes on - well, forever. But I know that it is this moment that is eternal. One wave moves in a certain manner while that particular killer whale rises above the water and catches one ray of light against the flash of its singular fin, and I stand here on this particular boat, late in the afternoon of this certain day, with these people who have traveled distances near and far to stand here and be captured with me in this moment, which is gone before I blink and which will continue always to exist." ~Ernestine Hayes, in Blonde Indian

This quote was in a magazine I read today, and when I read it aloud I was told it sounds like something I could have written. It certainly rings true for me. I think I'll have to check out the novel that it comes from.

3 comments:

The K said...

Made me think and look for pictures that capture that feeling for me. Here are a few I found this morning

Monika Wieland said...

The K - nice photos. I like the phrase "eternal moment", and think it applies very well to moments like the one in the quote I posted, as well as those captured in your pictures.

Michele Wassell said...

As I was reading this, I thought you did write it and was shocked to see it was a quote, but definitely very fitting...