/** Font types */

Journaling Prompt #8 – Hold Back Time

July 2nd, 2008 by Avital

“This is the Cave of Now, I told myself in strangely incoherent fashion. A drawing. A painting. Capture something forever. Can see it all at one time. No future, no past. Only a perpetual this-moment, only nowness.”

From “The Gift Of Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok

How many times have you said “if only I could live in that moment forever”. How many times have you wished you could hold back time. Every person has these moments. How many times have you wanted to seize the moment? A piece of time we wish to commemorate and be able to live forever.

As Chaim Potok had put it so nicely, a picture can capture a moment and keep it alive forever, but so can words. With our writing we can hold back time. We can commemorate a moment and keep it close to us, for as long as we can read it and for as long as others can read it after us. We can capture the moment, the experience, the feeling . We can capture it all in our writing.

My nephew used to love to play with small stickers. You’d give him a sheet with a hundred stickers and in a matter of seconds, he had already randomly transferred all the stickers to a piece of paper. Capturing the moment that the sticker is still unstuck took a lot of patience and many trials with plenty of sticker sheets. However, without the words explaining the specialty of the moment, the picture is lacking. The words take the picture and make it a whole. Unite it into a total experience of a treasured moment.

This week’s journaling prompt is to hold back time with your words. Capture a moment with your journaling and treasure it forever. Make it a moment you can live in forever by reading and rereading it over and over again, whenever you wish to relive that moment.

I would love if you shared your treasured moments by leaving a comment to this post.

If you liked this post subscribe to my feed:

Tags: ,

2 Comments to “Journaling Prompt #8 – Hold Back Time”

  1. vered says:

    My most treasured moments are spent with my children. Just watching them often brings tears to my eyes and make me want to hang on to that moment. This feeling is especially intense with kids, because they grow up so fast.

    Good luck with everything and with your blogging adventure!