Thursday, December 2, 2010

Feeling alive

Reverb10 is a cool initiative that prompts you to flex your creative muscles by reflecting in writing on aspects of the year that's been. Today's prompt:

Prompt: Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).

Oddly enough, the most alive I felt this year and, indeed, in living memory, is the few moments during which my neural opthalmologist told me I had MS. I was literally shocked into complete presence in the moment. I could feel the tattoo of my heart and the pulse of blood in my neck, but I wasn't really distracted by my bodily functions. I was listening very carefully to what the doc said, as sweat prickled between my hand and Lovely Partner's, who was keeping me, as usual, grounded to this earth. The whole experience lasted about seven minutes, but I will never ever forget it. It is quite stunning how present I felt to my own existence at the same moment I was contemplating a future changed forever. Hmmm...

1 comment:

  1. That posting sent shivers down my spine. I will have to think some more about when I felt most alive this year. Will let you know.