Moments that take your breath away

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by every moment that takes your breath away.

My last post explained what glimmers are and how I found out about them. For the last week, I've been trying to force myself to gather a glimmer or two every day and I keep forgetting.  I really think that doing so will not only enrich my writing, but would also enrich my life.

Now, I'm sure if you have kids at home, glimmers will be much easier to come by, but I am going to keep trying, to stay aware, alert to what's going on around me.

Yesterday, as I prepared to leave work, on the first workday of Daylight Savings time, I glanced out of my sixth story downtown Tulsa office window and the slanted light that found its way through the tall buildings was highlighting just a few objects, cars on one road, the side of a building, and I'm  certain I gasped at the beauty of it. When I walked over, however, to take a better look, all I saw was pavement, cars, brick and mortor buildings. Not that beautiful after all, but that quick glance, the yellowness of the sunshine, the sharp angles it outlined did take my breath away.

I hope today provides some glimmers.  I'm watching for them.

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