3 Moments from 2010


Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).

(prompt author Ali Edwards)

Of course I can’t just settle on one. There are so many. All I have to do is scroll through my calendar and my blog posts from the past year to be reminded of all the moments.  There are moments so significant, but so tiny and difficult to capture. I’ll keep many of these just for me. But there are also a few big ones.  How about 3?

1. Pride Run

Running makes me feel alive like nothing else. And the moment when I came to the finish line, realizing that I had exceeding my own expectations, was beautiful.

It’s vivid in my mind.

The music in my ears, the sun, the people and the energy.

It was only a 5k, and my 2nd formal 5k run of the summer, but it was an accomplishment to me in more ways than one.

The rest of the day was pretty great, too.

2. Hall & Oates Night

So much work and so much heart went into putting this night together. Dafydd Hughes and I have been playing at The Tranzac every Monday for years, and once in a while we do something extra special, like performing Pet Sounds, instrumentally, in it’s entirety.  In June, 2010 we decided to get some of our favourite players to join us in performing the music of Hall & Oates.

The energy in the room is what I remember most. A room filled with people united in their love of Hall & Oates. I think these audio clips from the night capture some of that feeling…

“She’s Gone”

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More audio and photos from the Hall & Oates night here.

3. A Shift

This year, our fourth year together, Ali and I had a shift.

Something happened that caused us to expand beyond what either of us thought was possible. Not one single event, but something.

One moment in particular I remember so well. It’s definitely a moment to take note of. It was in the kitchen and we were having a tough discussion that normally would spiral into crappiness, when suddenly we realized we had just broken a pattern. A little breakthrough. And it was because of the work we had done individually and together.

A shift, a broken pattern, and an expansion in this relationship that has already been so wonderful. Just goes to show that you’re never finished growing.

Oh – and speaking of moments. Have you seen this video?

This post is part of Reverb10.

(photos by Ali Eisner, except the last photo by Tanja Tiziana)

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