Small But Golden Moments

December 10, 2012 027

…5:30 PM…wet road…beautiful golden reflections of a fading sunlight…cars passing-by…inside the coffee shop… half-full of people… one-half of the half-full in a meditative pause… pondering… lost in deep thoughts with faraway look in their eyes… i am trying to write poetry… i heard one guy talking on his cell phone in Greek…cracks of silence occurred from time to time… i focused on those cracks in pursuit of the deeper meanings of life… i tried to seek exclamations… i got question marks instead…in mental meanderings… in the land of silent thoughts… veiled in silent meanings… then i heard a purring sound coming from an ice cappuccino machine, breaking silent thoughts into shards of meaninglessness… i put down my pen and looked outside… then i gave way to pleasant feelings… and i pursued wonder as i was beheld by a deep sense of goodness, a sense of possibility, the comfort of familiarity in a simple place of just knowing and simply just being… a quiet moment of appreciation and contentment… and then i realized that this is one of those small but golden moments where visual appreciation is better than writing…

About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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9 Responses to Small But Golden Moments

  1. juturisatish says:

    thank for visiting my blog sir……..

  2. damage says:

    Love this photo, love that time of the day…

  3. beheld by a deep sense of goodness
    I get overcome with this feeling sometimes. Wonderfully put! I like that you found a poem in a simple thing… Very vivid and I really enjoyed it! Happy Holidays

  4. Margaret Sullivan says:

    Nice post. Written so wonderfully. Hope you will keep this golden moment in your memory.

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