An illusion haunts us, that a long duration, as a year, a decade, a century, is valuable. But an old French sentence says, “God works in moments.” We ask for long life, but ’tis deep life or grand moments that signify. Let the measure of Time be spiritual, not mechanical. Life is unnecessarily long. Moments of insight, of fine personal relation, a smile, a glance–what ample borrowers of eternity they are!
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
**Paintings by 19th century American artist Thomas Hovenden
4 responses to “Moments”
Memorable moments. Nice…
There’s some food for thought here !!!!
Love this. So often I experience a moment of wonder and when it passes, wish I could have recorded it somehow. But it takes a great talent to capture those.
I agree. I can’t begin to imagine how to catch time the way these paintings do. 🙂