If you were told you could relive a moment in your life, which would you choose?
Submitted by Slight Diffusion.
Five Great Moments To Relive:
(well, really, you couldn't expect me to just choose one, could you?)
1. Pulling my (eventual) husband down in the mud on the banks of the Blue River in Kansas City for our first kiss.
2. Stepping out of Penn Station for the first time, to face 7th Avenue, in New York. The energy overwhelmed me. It was incredible.
3. My first full view of Lake Michigan, at Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Michigan.
4. The moment any one of my six children was first laid on my chest after birth.
5. A story about a tiny perfect moment. The husband and I wandered around the city one day about 18 months ago, I think, looking at some stuff we hadn't bothered to check out before, while I took photos on my my new camera phone. We found the U.N. building, and a couple of interesting bridges, and then wandered west from the East River back toward the train station. We saw a diner called Gemini, so that was fun for a photo, but it didn't look like a great place for a snack before riding home. Then we saw Benjamin, on 2nd Avenue. We have a son named Benjamin, so it seemed like a perfect place to stop in. It's a bar and restaurant. When we got inside, we saw the TV was turned to the Mets game. That was worth another smile, since we get tired of encountering the Yankees wherever we go around home, and also, our son Ben is the one who turned us all into Mets fans, the year before.
My favorite pitcher, Tom Glavine, was on the mound and doing well. I ordered a gimlet, only about the third time I'd gotten one in a restaurant. It was cool because I'd never ordered one directly from a bartender before. He was happy to make it to my particular specifications, and when I took the first sip, I swear I closed my eyes just like those awful women I hate in movies, who have horrible blonde hair and false eyelashes and--you realize I'm talking about if someone like Angie Dickinson played an alcoholic in about 1972, right?
But I am the very model of all things in moderation, and it was just a perfect drink, in a perfect little setting. I hope to collect more singular moments in the year to come. Sometimes you just have to go out and make them, you know?