Each of us has moments when we feel we are right where we should be. Ah. . . let this moment last, we say silently to ourselves.
I want to bottle those moments because they are just that, momentary. We can bottle them in a way, by holding those moments in our memory, including what we saw, heard, smelled, tasted, sensed. I experience that with Tai Chi, feeling the moment, being right thee, right where I should be. I don’t want to be anywhere else. I experience that with a good friend, feeling the moment, the shared experience and that’s all that matters. I don’t want to be anywhere else.
In the last few days, I experienced moments where I, in a far away place, knew I was where I was meant to be – in Warsaw, Poland. One such place was in Warszawa Lazienki Krolewskie Park, strolling along a cobblestone walkway, under beautiful, green trees. Silent and stunning. As three of us made our way down the sloping, small hill, we looked left to see a stunning statue of Frederic Chopin sitting under a willow tree. Stunning.
We approached and entered a beautiful space, a quiet, elegant space that was part of a palace built in the 17th century. The space commanded respect and silence. The only furniture on the beautiful, polished wood floor were straight-back chairs and a grand piano.
What a moment. What a treat. Our group of 16 were treated to a Frederic Chopin recital by pianist Jerzy Romaniuk, a professor of Warsaw Universtiy of Music and recording artist. I closed my eyes and listened to the beautiful, melodic sound of of talented hands and fingers floating across the piano keys. The music went deep inside. There was only the moment. I knew I was right where I was meant to be.
I still see the room. I still hear the music. I am still recalling and living that moment. It is magical.