Bella Vida by Letty

a Moment in Time

“How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?” Plato
Chicago, Illinois 1967

While going through old photos for yesterday’s Flashback Friday I found a photo of my grandparents living room in Chicago.  Seeing the year on the photo from 1967 made me think about how a photo is like a time capsule capturing a moment in time and preserving it.

I search the photo with ravenous eyes searching for a long forgotten secret.  Hopeful for a clue that might reveal who my grandparents where before I knew them.   I see Abuela’s sweet little knickknacks on top of the television; ceramic figurines, a card, a photo, water globe, some flowers, the lace doily . . .

They fit precisely with my memories of the woman I knew beautiful, dainty, delicate, sweet . . .

I’m sure these were gifts from family and friends and she wanted to display them in a place that would make the giver feel appreciated.

The large television reminds me of my grandfather. I have memories of him staying up late watching movies.  They always had more than one television in the house so no one would be inconvenienced from being able to watch. lol

I know the reel to reel belongs to my dad but I’ll have to ask him why in the world he had one.  I’m sure it must be related to his love of music.

What will your photos capture?  What will they say about you to future generations?

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” Oprah
Florida sunset 2011

We are living a moment in time.  This is our moment.  Everything we do or say is left behind for others to make sense of.

Florida city sunset 2011

All of my posts have quotes.  They are insights from the lived moments of past lives.

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” Henry David Thoreau

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” Walt Whitman

“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” Orson Welles

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank

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