Life is Like a Garden . . .
Did you see that Leonard Nimoy’s last tweet before he passed was, “Life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”? That’s a good one, isn’t it?
I’ve been wanting to do a little 2014 recap . . . just to list all of the things that I accomplished during the year – as I do every year – but I just haven’t found the time. Now I think I know why (other than, simply not having the time). I can list all of the things I did (went back to the office after having Julian, ran a half marathon, talked Mike into buying 7th row Jay Z and Beyoncé tickets, bought a second apartment, had the best year at work I’ve ever had, got my butt back to Soul Cycle and to yoga) or places I got to go (San Francisco, Los Angeles Vail, Texas, Amsterdam, Mexico) or things I was able to experience (my little boy crawling, walking and saying “mama” for the first time, seeing my best friend get married to her soul mate, celebrate 5 years of marriage with my soul mate) . . . but jotting all of those down doesn’t bring back the feeling of those moments. Its lost, forever, which is depressing . . . but it also inspires you to keep going . . . keep wanting more great moments.
I can’t wait until I hear Julian say, “Mommy, I love you” . . . or can’t wait to take the first step into our newly renovated dream “home” . . . or get the promotion at work that I’ve been promised . . . or see another country for the first time . . . or cross the finish line of my next half marathon . . . or celebrate my 10th anniversary with Mike. So many great moments still left to live.
Every year is a gift . . . every day is a gift . . . every moment is a gift. How lucky are we?!