Highlights and Interstices
We think of lifetimes as mostly the exceptional
and sorrows. Marriage we remember as children,
vacations and emergencies. The uncommon parts.
But the best is often when nothing is happening.
The way a mother picks up the child almost without
noticing and carries her across Waller Street
while talking with the other woman. What if she
could keep all of that? Our lives happen between
the memorable. I have lost two thousand habitual
breakfasts with Michiko. What I miss most about
her is that commonplace I can no longer remember.
– Jack Gilbert
6 thoughts on “the best is often when nothing is happening”
I absolutely adore this, Lindsey. Thank you.
So gorgeous. xo
So sad and true and beautiful and perfect. Thank you.
“Our lives happen between the memorable.”
That just says it all, doesn’t it?
So sad yet so true. Thanks for the reminder to cherish each of those interstitial spaces.
OH, this is gorgeous. I love it. This is so beautifully written and so true: “Our lives happen between the memorable.”
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