On the way to my NYU class on Tuesday night, I found this amazing poem on the subway called, “The Moment.”
I loved the idea of this poem and was inspired by the idea. For the rest of the week, I found myself noticing special moments as they occurred. For example, someone wise once told me that the ultimate achievement in life was making a child smile. On the same subway ride, there was a really cute little toddler in a stroller being ignored by his mother. He caught my eye and I smiled at him, and he gave me a huge smile and waved. My friend’s words came back to me, and for a moment, I had a wonderful sense of accomplishment.
Another moment was again on the subway when I was in the process of dialing up a certain Bach cello Concerto on my phone. The train stopped, the doors opened and a young man carrying a cello entered and began to play the very concerto I was seeking!
I invite you to take on the challenge of noticing moments as you go through your day and write them down. You never know when you’ll need them for one of your stories.
Professor Marilyn Horowitz