Where Were You in That Moment?


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Every year the question comes up, “Where were you when 9/11 occurred?”  Every year I recall “that moment” the news broke for me. I was at a stable, hearing the clip clop of horse hooves as they were being led down a breezeway into a riding arena.   My daughter was an avid rider and she mucked out dozens of stalls just to pay for a couple of riding lessons.

The instructor/owner had a small black and white T.V. in her office, which only received reception if it was laid on its side (I know, right?). So, we both watched, with our heads tilted sideways, as the second tower came crashing down. Surreal moments that stick out in my memory bank, are moments when I know — things have changed. They are not just moments where dread is attached to that memory but there are moments where happiness is attached as well.

Where were you in that moment? I am not just asking about 9/11. I am asking, “Where were you when those significant moments of your life took place?” Were you here emotionally? Were you aware, in that moment, when something occurred that has stuck in your memory bank forever? Did you see the significance of the moment, or did it just pass by like a breeze? It only takes a moment for your life to change. Make the most of your moments. I believe they are significant. I believe that your moments are recorded, dated, sealed, and watched over. You may not believe that, but I believe our moments are not just dust–they are divine. KCline ’18



“Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the very first time.” ~ Margot Fonteyn,  in Margot Fonteyn : Autobiography‎ (1975)

“This is your moment. Believe in yourself.” ~Merlin to Arthur, in Camelot (2011), The Sword and the Crown


“Everything comes to you in the right moment”
― Mimi Novic, The Silence Between the Sighs


“They say: “I had fallen too deep.” I say: “It was a game changing moment for me, else I wouldn’t have been what I am today.”
― Somya Kedia


“Emily mostly perceived her habit to write down notes as being one of the ways she could use to preserve moments of life.”
― Sahara Sanders, Gods’ Food Novel


“No moment is too small to claim. Strung together, moments fashion a life.”
― Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road


“Together we all live every moment
On the very brink;
The razor’s edge
Of ecstasy or disaster.”
― Scott Hastie


“For every moment of suffering,
Others will arrive
That will instead pierce you with joy.”
― Scott Hastie


“It must be obvious… that there is a contradiction in wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity.” ~Alan Watts, in The Wisdom of Insecurity (1951

With God, every moment is the moment of beginning again.” ~Catherine Doherty, in Living the Gospel Without Compromise (2002)


“There are some moments, the hues of which are like those on the wing of a butterfly — a touch brushes them away.” ~Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara (1834), vol. I, Chapter 1


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