Wed, 21 Apr 2004

top

one moment in time

<<reverse <> forward>>

Great. Now that Whitney Houston song is in my head.

In the final stretch driving last night, alone under the comforting blanket of night, my mind started wandering.

The iPod is a wonderful toy. It turns what would otherwise be an unbearable long-distance drive into your own personal Odyssey complete with soundtrack. I will try to trace which songs exactly infiltrated my mind, but I came up with these vague ideas as I drove and rocked-out:

  1. Was ten years of emotional torture—of failing to live up to expectations, of taking wrong turns and riding up the curb, of not knowing where I was going— worth this single moment driving at 80 mph down a lonely Interstate highway, happy not necessarily of where I've been, or where I'm going, but simply because of where I am (er, or was? This is where the past pluperfect tense comes in handy, doesn't it? I wish I paid attention when they were teaching English grammar…)
    As the music blasted, and the highway thrummed underneath me, the green milemarkers flicking past with reflected light, I answered yes to the universe
    That was it. That was my peak. In that single moment of time, everything was perfect.
    And now I understand. These moments of sheer joy are not meant to be bottled up, like rain water to be carried for the journey through the vast desert of pain and disaster. There is no surety in happiness, no such thing as insurance for contentment. These moments exist only in that brief time and space, though perhaps lingering vaguely as a memory. Like a happy dream, maybe. When you wake, you know it's gone, but at least you know that, in some way, it really was real.
  2. Was three months of playing games—tricks of the heart and other deceits of the flesh—followed by three more months of heartache, depression, bouts of pounding my head against the wall, and otherwise total and complete failure to function as a human being—was this price worth one good song?
    What can I say? Women will break your heart and leave you weeping, cold and alone, but a song can warm the heart even in the deepest, darkest pit.

Feh. This time of transition. The future is never guaranteed, but it's always nice to at least be holding a boarding pass.

P.S. Sorry R, don't know why my comments are broken. Oh, wait. Actually, maybe I do. Not the why, but the how. I'll have to dig into the code when I'm no longer on the road.

22:16:18 21 Apr 2004 > > permalink > 34 comments

comments

Name/Blog: tinyurl.com
URL: http://tinyurl.com/t93em72
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Nice post. I used to be checking continuously this weblog and I am inspired! Very useful information particularly the ultimate phase :) I care for such info much. I was seeking this certain information for a long time. Thanks and best of luck.

Name/Blog: quest bars cheap
URL: http://tinyurl.com/tnok4wz
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Unquestionably imagine that that you stated. Your favourite reason seemed to be at the internet the simplest thing to bear in mind of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed whilst people think about worries that they just do not recognise about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the entire thing without having side-effects , other folks can take a signal. Will likely be again to get more. Thank you

Name/Blog: quest bars cheap coupon twitter
URL: http://tinyurl.com/wvtouhj
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: I go to see everyday a few sites and information sites to read articles, but this website provides feature based writing.

Name/Blog: ps4 games
URL: http://tinyurl.com/ukgot7o
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable familiarity about unexpected feelings.

Name/Blog: ps4 games
URL: http://tinyurl.com/tccsavs
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Hi, I read your blog regularly. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep doing what you're doing!

Name/Blog: quest bars cheap
URL: http://tinyurl.com/r9swrk7
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Thanks for finally writing about >responding to internal stimuli <Liked it!

Name/Blog: ps4 games
URL: http://tinyurl.com/re8lr3z
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I'm still new to the whole thing. Do you have any recommendations for beginner blog writers? I'd really appreciate it.

Name/Blog: plenty of fish vs match.com free trial
URL: http://t.co/eMI0gweG9B
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: I've learn several excellent stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how a lot effort you put to create this sort of excellent informative website.

Name/Blog: tinyurl.com
URL: http://tinyurl.com/sling-tv-48639
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Hi mates, its enormous piece of writing about teachingand fully explained, keep it up all the time.

Name/Blog: https://asksylphoflight.tumblr.com/ sling tv
URL: http://tinyurl.com/sling-tv-26491
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: This is really fascinating, You're an overly skilled blogger. I've joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking extra of your magnificent post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks

Name/Blog: http://tinyurl.com/
URL: http://tinyurl.com/sling-tv-90590
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: I just could not leave your site prior to suggesting that I actually loved the usual info a person supply for your guests? Is going to be again continuously to inspect new posts

Name/Blog: sling tv
URL: http://tinyurl.com/sling-tv-14898
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: I just like the helpful info you supply to your articles. I'll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am somewhat certain I'll be informed lots of new stuff proper right here! Good luck for the next!

Name/Blog: sling tv
URL: http://tinyurl.com/sling-tv-71338
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: This is the perfect web site for anyone who would like to find out about this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic which has been written about for a long time. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

Name/Blog: sling tv
URL: http://tinyurl.com/sling-tv-89413
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Incredible quest there. What occurred after? Thanks!

Name/Blog: sling tv
URL: http://t.co/eo7bOoViiO
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: If you would like to improve your familiarity simply keep visiting this web page and be updated with the most recent news posted here.

Name/Blog: sling tv
URL: http://tinyurl.com/sling-tv-95213
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Hey! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any methods to prevent hackers?

Name/Blog: as g
URL: https://maps.google.ge/url?q=https://gforg.wordpress.com/
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Thanks for sharing your thoughts on books. Regards

Name/Blog: g https://tinyurl.com/rsacwgxy
URL: https://tinyurl.com/rsacwgxy
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Hello, the whole thing is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that's really excellent, keep up writing.

Name/Blog: http://j.mp/3drY6lE
URL: http://j.mp/3drY6lE
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Cbd oil that works 2020 I'll immediately snatch your rss as I can't to find your e-mail subscription link or newsletter service. Do you've any? Please allow me know in order that I may just subscribe. Thanks. best rated cbd oil http://j.mp/3drY6lE cbd oil that works 2020 http://j.mp/3drY6lE

Name/Blog: tinyurl.com
URL: http://tinyurl.com/yan2mgg7
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: I'll right away clutch your rss as I can't in finding your e-mail subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly permit me recognise so that I may subscribe. Thanks.

Name/Blog: playonly.me
URL: http://playonly.me/user/GladisGayman7/
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A fantastic read. I'll definitely be back.

Name/Blog: cbd oil that works 2020
URL: http://tinyurl.com/y7q9bas5
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Excellent blog you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics discussed in this article? I'd really love to be a part of community where I can get feedback from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thank you!

Name/Blog: web hosting services
URL: http://tinyurl.com/web-hosting-9257
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Hi to all, the contents present at this web page are really awesome for people knowledge, well, keep up the good work fellows.

Name/Blog: hosting services
URL: http://tinyurl.com/y3p7su7c
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: It's awesome to pay a quick visit this site and reading the views of all colleagues about this paragraph, while I am also keen of getting familiarity.

Name/Blog: cheapest airline tickets
URL: http://123land.tumblr.com/
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Hello to every one, because I am truly eager of reading this webpage's post to be updated daily. It consists of nice material.

Name/Blog: priceline cheap flights
URL: http://www.london.umb.edu/?URL=123land.tumblr.com
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: What's up to all, for the reason that I am truly keen of reading this blog's post to be updated daily. It consists of good stuff.

Name/Blog: adreamoftrains web hosting service
URL: http://adreamoftrains.tumblr.com/
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: I don't even know how I stopped up right here, however I thought this submit was good. I don't understand who you are however definitely you are going to a well-known blogger if you aren't already. Cheers! adreamoftrains best hosting

Name/Blog: expedia usa
URL: http://bit.ly/3jTGWlb
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I'm looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. appreciate it

Name/Blog: website hosting companies
URL: http://oxljual.com/user/profile/360693
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Thanks for sharing your thoughts about books. Regards

Name/Blog: adreamoftrains website hosting services
URL: https://adreamoftrains.tumblr.com
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: What's up everyone, it's my first pay a visit at this web site, and article is in fact fruitful designed for me, keep up posting such content. adreamoftrains web hosting

Name/Blog: cheap flights
URL: http://j.mp/2CSYEon
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I'm looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. many thanks yynxznuh cheap flights

Name/Blog: black mass
URL: http://tinyurl.com/y249d9nk
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Hi there, always i used to check weblog posts here early in the break of day, as i like to learn more and more.

Name/Blog: web hosting service
URL: https://tinyurl.com/yxd9fmc9
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: Appreciating the time and energy you put into your blog and detailed information you present. It's great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same outdated rehashed information. Excellent read! I've saved your site and I'm including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

Name/Blog: web hosting providers
URL: http://hirlevelcenter.eu/click.php?hirlevel_id=13145441085508&url=http://adreamoftrains.tumblr.com
Title:
Comment/Excerpt: My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find most of your post's to be exactly what I'm looking for. Do you offer guest writers to write content for yourself? I wouldn't mind composing a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write regarding here. Again, awesome blog!

Comment form

Name:
URL/Email:
[http://... or mailto:you@w...] (optional)
Title:
(optional)
Comments:
Save my Name and URL/Email for next time
To prevent comment spam, please retype the characters in this image
Enter the text here: