That Exact Moment?

As I sit here looking out my window at the rain that is making tiny drops stay there for only a brief moment.  I suddenly realize, that simple raindrop I will never see again.  Oh yes there will be many raindrops on that window as there has been many times before but not that exact raindrops, for no two are alike and that moment is gone---forever.

Yes, we live in a very fast paced world today and everything is placed in front of us and we just take it for granted.  Yet, if we just took a moment "for that is all you will have" and look at some of those beautiful things that we will never see in that exact way or form again.  

Here are some of my attempts to paint a photo of a few moments that will never return again exactly like they did before:


A simple spider web that collected those precious drops of rain and then slowly for only a moment gently released it to the splash below---no, we will not see that exact moment again.

Of course we have all seen a beautiful rainbow.  Yet, have we ever been to where it begins or ends?  Nor, will we be able to reach out and touch it.  Again we will never see those colors painted exactly like we seen them at that moment.  

New life
New life

The magic of a new life is formed in a moment and our eyes will not be able to see its instant growth, for tomorrow it will have more new moments and we can not recapture them.  

Sunset moments.
Sunset moments.

The raindrops are gone now and the sunsets are more beautiful today than they were yesterday for each is painted different and the footprints that we left in the sand are washed away in one brief moment.

 Oh!, how many precise moments have we all just taken for granted that they would be there tomorrow.  Yes, there will be many more moments to enjoy what is right there in front of us all, yet I wonder how many will see that moment for what it really is? 

NOTE:   I was inspired to write thishub with photos after admiring our fellow hubber friend Cris A, whom I call (talented young whipper-snapper).  His talent with painting a picture worth a million words not written is extraordinary.  Thanks sweetie, for you are also teaching me new ideas for I believe that when you stop learning-----you STOP.

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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

This is so beautiful and breathtaking to place into such Intricate moments of time... just lovely. I have found myself at a still with moments the past couple months, maybe due to questioning my future, or, just that I am in a place that has humbled where I am now.

To experience rain glide down from a spiders web. Or to blow at a spiders web and watch it scurry.. Or just admire the grace as one is built. hmmmmm....I just experienced the largest raindrops of my life, they were as big as cherries. The sound so new and yet still soothing. At times, I become uncomfortable with expressing what I feel in the moment...especially when I feel so full and vibrant, overflowing (my feelings of passion are intense). That is why I write... I can feed me to words of expression. Your expressions are so beautiful and thoughful, I so understand the inspiration, too! :)

How do you feel about expressing yourself, Ginn? Is it necessary to tone our feelings of passion for life on any level down to suit the culture?

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poetlorraine 7 years ago

this looks like Cris' work to me..... nice hub

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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

lnvictus thanks, I think in this fast world that we are living in TODAY it is sad that most will not be able to see and enjoy those brief moments that are placed before them.

Yet, we all have choice's and those are to aim for the top level--no matter what culture. You're future is what ever you make it.

poetlorraine, thanks for the compliment but I am only trying to learn from that (young-whipper-snapper) At 77 years young the mind just doesn't learn as quick as it did before, but with that being said---you have to keep on TRUCKING.

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suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

Really beautiful Hub, Ginn. It's so true - life passes by so quickly that we should appreciate the everyday miracles we see. Thanks for this.

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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

suziecat7 thanks, all those miracle moments are all around us, we just have to slow down and see them.

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ryanobie 7 years ago from Washington, DC

Very nice thoughts and art! I love your "in the moment" thinking.

Keep up the beautiful writing and art.

- Jo

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Pachuca213 7 years ago

This was quite beautiful and very true. I also think that the miracle of childbirth (pregnancy) could be thought of in a similar way...each day the baby is different, never the same as it was...and each day more lovely than the next until you get to hold them in your arms and the miracle starts over again because you get to see them grow up...never again being the same as they were the day before but enjoying each and every day you have....great poem!

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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

Pachuca,yes everything in life has a special moment and I wonder how many people now, really stop and appreciate what that moment really meant ---for it will never return exactly as it was?

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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Miss Ginn

I became wistful at your reflections on life and the fleetingness of time - a time gone is gone forever. And I was almost reduced to tears upon realizing that I inspired you to do the images whose beauty lies not on what I see visually but in the heart of their maker. Your nostalgia makes me weak but thankful. Thank you very much for sharing your wisdom as always.


talented young whipper-snapper :D

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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

Hey Cris, you and others like you, keep me young and motivated. Of course trying to learn Photoshop I do use a few words that even you (young whipper-snappers) don't know. I love the idea of painting pictures without words like you do but I'm only up to maybe---graffiti on the bathroom wall.

If I can master this version of Photoshop then I will CUSS my way through maybe another one for I see it has many fascinating things to learn.

So my (Young whipper-snapper) please keep showing us your talent for it just might be leading you into a direction that even you are not aware of???????

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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

It's been a long time GN...and you're here with something that makes us think as usual. :)

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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

Feline yes and in todays fast moving world---those once in a life time moments are just taken for granted. I love the way a painting can say so many words with real meaning that we some time forget.

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fenzero 7 years ago from Arizona

This is a message I try to convey often. We take entirely too much for granted as beauty surrounds us in every moment of our existence.

Thank you for this!

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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

fenzero, ironically our surrounding moments are similar. I started my life out in "Tempe" and then moved on to Calif to feel the moments of the sea breeze and now here in WV enjoying the moments of each day---for as we know---they will be gone with the blink of an eye.

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Jerilee Wei 7 years ago from United States

Very sneaky mom, not telling me you had published this. LOL Here I've been waiting and waiting to see what you came up with, and here I am 4 days late! It's all those moments and things that are gone in a blink of an eye that we share here in this global nanosecond of a world that I cherish every day.

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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

Yes my talented daughter and you and I have shared a lot of those moments and the greatest part is what we have learned from them---You know how crazy we are about reaching out there and trying it all! love ya.

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Aya Katz 7 years ago from The Ozarks

Ginn, beautiful images and breathtaking thoughts! "If you can tell the passing moment, stay a while, you are so beautiful... That's true happiness!" (Parphrased from Faust.)

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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

Thanks Aya, I think that some of the more simple moments are the best teachers.

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