It happens to me often — and it usually has something to do with the beach, a sunset, or other outdoor beauty, and almost always involved my kids.
It’s those moments when you wish you had a perfect memory that captured not only color, light and reflection, but also sound, intonation, texture, and taste.
Those moments you want to freeze forever and even if you had a camera or a video recorder, you just know the attempted reproduction wouldn’t do justice to the reality.
But still, I try.
To capture the taste of the air, the smell of that shirt squished against my cheek in a not-tight-enough embrace, the contagious ring of my kids’ belly laughs and incessant giggles.
And I thank God that one day, not only will my memory be made new, but the wonder and sensations experienced in this life will be but a shadow compared to the life to come.
Imagine what the so-called perfect sunset on earth will look like magnified in heavenly glory.
This is Day 3 of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes — a series in which all posts are written in five minutes or less. Find other posts in this series here.