That Moment When…

That awesome moment when you’re driving in the rain listening to Newsboys, and they’re singing in time to your windscreen wipers…

That awkward moment when you tidy up your appearance using the window reflection in your office, then realise there is someone on the other side of the window…

That gross-out moment when you reach into the letterbox to grab the mail, and instead grab a handful of slugs…

That enticing moment when you smell fresh baking in the kitchen…

That frustrating moment when the printer jams just as you start a colossal and urgent print run, and you have to try to find a serviceman on a Friday afternoon…

That glowing moment when a little baby beams at you in the elevator…

That disheartening moment when you’re overwhelmed by everything, and struggling just to keep going for the next 5 minutes…

That shared moment when you laugh in delight with another person…

That depressing moment when you check your chocolate wrapper for the third time just in case, but it’s definitely empty…

That weird moment when you stare at your own reflection in the bathroom mirror, and wonder if this is what other people see…

That blissful moment when you curl up with a cushion and a well-read book…

That down moment when you’re feeling so unwell, and everyone helpfully keeps telling you how terrible you look…

That refreshing moment when a complete stranger asks you a question in the supermarket, and you end up chatting for 15 minutes like old friends…

That embarrassing moment when you’re caught at work dipping chocolate bars in your tea…

That determined moment when you sit down to plough through a substantial task…

That contemplative moment when you watch the raindrops dashing to the ground, and you can almost hear them laughing in pure joy…

That un-funny moment when it’s well past midnight after an exhausting and stressful day, and instead of settling down in her soft-lined box, your cat wants to play tag in the pitch black of the back garden…

That exciting moment when you blow bubbles and chase them like a little kid…

That pause in moments when you realise you have lived each moment, and there will never be another moment like it…

© Emma McGeorge

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13 thoughts on “That Moment When…

  1. Neil says:

    Aren’t we so Blessed to know that there WILL be many more moments in our future – known and unknown, expected and unexpected – that we can look forward to.
    BEAUTIFULLY contemplated and written, Em.
    Love it !!

  2. Mamma says:

    I love it, and totally agree with Neil! 🙂

  3. Jolly says:

    Hahaha! I could SEE you in each of these moments, Emmie! (Especially the ones with chocolate and bubbles…) Priceless. 🙂 Thanks sis,

  4. Hayley says:

    That delightful moment when you read this and smile at how many of those moments you yourself have had. Glad I’m not the only one who thinks, feels or acts in some of these ways haha. Beautiful

  5. Shanna says:

    Love it Em. Amazing how everyone has gone through at least some of those moments! Love the way you write =D

  6. John says:

    How do you draw so much from life’s everyday moments? I guess that’s what being a writer is about!

    • Em says:

      My parents recognized that I am apt to delve deep in the moment, and only ever encouraged me to do so 😉 thanks Dad, love you xx

  7. adamdawsonnz says:

    I see nothing wrong with dipping chocolate in your tea. Don’t feel judged.

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