Saturday, March 25, 2006

"One Moment in Time"


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Whitney Houston had a hit with this song several years back.

If each of you could have "one moment in time" to do anything, meet anyone, say anything, recreate anything...the possibilities are endless...how would you use that "one moment in time"?

I would like to see and meet those grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins whom I never got to meet. The grandmothers I'm named for, the aunts my children are named for, all those relatives that died an untimely death.

I guess I'd like to be at the scene of a paternal and maternal family sitting for a portrait...going back to great-grandparents, at least. I would like the names and family relationship details listed over everyone's head.

Given that "one moment in time" I'd be more content, more settled...for all my life, I've felt as if my life were one big jigsaw puzzle, with many of the pieces missing.

3 comments:

cruisin-mom said...

well, Pearl, you know for me that answer is obvious...of course I would want to have one moment with my dad, as an adult.
What you wrote is so beautiful:
"for all my life, I've felt as if my life were one big jigsaw puzzle, with many of the pieces missing".

Emah S said...

I too would want one moment with my dad and the whole family together...I just picture the hug starting with my dad holding my boys, one on each lap, then me hugging them, my husband hugging me, my mom hugging dad, and the rest of the family filling in the layers like a rose.

thanks for the heartsmile...

torontopearl said...

CM, Of course I knew you what your answer would be, and if I were your fairy godmother, I'd no doubt grant you your wish. You wouldn't even have to undergo trials and tribulations to prove your worthiness to be granted your wish.

Emah S, what a lovely description...a chain effect of hugs.

And thank YOU for that wonderful word "heartsmile"; I'll have to remember to use it.