How It Began

“Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it.” — Martha Postlewaite

The idea for my new blog came into being very early one dark, winter morning, as I sipped my cream-laced americano, listening to my favourite radio program, CKUA’s The Road Home.  I heard Billy Collin’s poem, “This Much I Do Remember.”  It ambled along, evoking an easy familiarity, the male reader’s beautifully sonorous voice lightly holding my just-awakened attention. It grabbed my heart when I heard the line, “this was a moment I had rescued from millions.”  

In the months since, that image of  “a moment rescued” has become a poignant touchstone when juxtaposed with another line I came across, this one attributed to the Buddha: “The problem is, you think you have time.”

anjali-mudraIn one hand, a moment rescued.  In the other, the illusion of endless time.  Held together with me in the space between a prayer and anjali mudra.  Clearing away, letting go to let come, and months of waiting, I knew this was to become the title of my new blog.

 

10 thoughts on “How It Began

  1. Dearest Katharine. Almost every day I find that moment of ‘Bliss’ and I am reminded of you as well. The ‘Bliss’ magnet you gave me at my retirement party is still very instrumental in me finding my way on my new journey, and once again I thank you. I give appreciation to you also for this new blog and I savour every word you post……. you are such an inspiration to me. As I cup my hands in prayer, to give thanks, these wise words you have just penned will come to me. Namaste.

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  2. A Moment Rescued — We have had many moments rescued together — blessed moments never forgotten — and may we have many more even long distance ones. Keep writing my friend, your words are a blessing for me and others. Hugs!!!

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    • And thank you, dear friend, for taking a moment to reply. I missed writing, hence designing my new site and blog went to the top of the summer “to do” list. I appreciate your support and encouragement.

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  3. When i think of a moment rescued, i think of one rescued from obscurity rising from the autopilot quality of so much of time spent. it is rescued from the claims of the necessities of our lives. It is noticed.

    Beautiful, Katherine.

    Barbara

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  4. What a wonderful name for your blog! How many moments pass without any notice. Your comparison of ‘A Moment Rescued’ with the Buddah’s ‘The problem is….you think you have time’ is just a fabulous beginning to what will be a great blog. I’ll be reading!

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  5. Such great idea and a beautiful concept. I look forward to reading more and to meeting you some day in person. This blog will strike a cord in many hearts

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