Friday, February 16, 2007

Quote for ya...

...but the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three on them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next things: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.
-Anna Quindlen

3 comments:

mom said...

A big amen to that.

natalie said...

I love that! It is so true and yet so incredibly hard to realize how precious those little moments are until it is too late. Thanks for the nice reminder!

Kathleen said...

Words I live by...