Capture/Captured Moments

sawdust & stone

Kristan and I recently watched the remarkable movie, “Boyhood” which chronicles the life of a boy as he grows from a young child of 7 to a young man of 18.  There was a lot that struck me about the movie, but one of the most poignant moments was in a conversation he has with a young girl he meets his freshman year in college. “You know how everyone’s always saying seize the moment?” she asks. “I don’t know, I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around, you know, like the moment seizes us.”

On a personal level, I find this profoundly true.  I often find myself racing through the tasks of life only to drop into bed and sadly reflect on all the moments I lost;  the ones I was too busy to allow to sink in. When one of my daughters just wanted me to take a…

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