Not So Instant Replay

Yesterday Americans from sea to shining sea gathered in homes, around picnic tables, in stadiums, and on sidewalks to pay tribute to those men and women who died while in military service.  We, in addition, remembered loved ones who passed in other ways.  In one way or another, you remembered.  What did you recall?  Where did the memories of that special someone lead your thoughts?  In his poem Nostalgia, Billy Collins writes . . .

As usual, I was thinking about the moments of the past, letting my memory rush over them like water rushing over the stones on the bottom of a stream.

This week, amidst the rush of life, push pause and allow the rush of memory into your day.  Recall that sunny day last year when you watched the eagle soar.  Remember the smile of your daughter as she called out, "Look, Daddy!" as she leapt from the diving board feet first.  Replay the words of love spoken over the phone by your son that began with "Hi, Mom" and ended with "I love you, too."

Think about the moments of the past.

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