It’s In the Moments

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” ~ Cesare Pavese

This is so true, so I try hard to make sure there are lots of good ones. It  should come as no surprise to readers that yesterday was a good day for me. It was the 50th anniversary of the TV show Doctor Who, and I am a fan. I shared it with people I love, and we had plenty of good food, good conversation and laughs before and after. It was bound to be a good day.

But I won’t remember it all, but there are moments I will never forget.

Last week, as a whole, was less than stellar, though.

And I have a choice as to which set of moments I remember. We all do. I am going to hold on to the good, and I hope you do, too. Shed the bad moments as soon as possible so they aren’t stored in memory.

My mother was a big believer in making memories. I try to do the same. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to make a sense of occasion, to cultivate a feeling of “the special,” but in the long run, it immeasurably increases quality of life.

But stockpiling the good and jettisoning the bad is a conscious choice. Then it starts to become a habit.

Last night as I was watchingThe Day of the Doctor,” I was bankrolling quotes to share here. I will desist, for a while. Though I have to admit, Doctor-related quotes drove traffic to the site! But for now, I’ll see where the days take.


About maggiec

Educator, writer, world traveler, bibliophile, theater devotee, cat lover, mother of an actor, adopted auntie to hundreds. Spreading love (and literacy), one day at a time.
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