“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” Cesare Pavese
As time progresses, the days of 2011 will fade. I’ll carry forward memories and stories but individual moments will be forgotten. That’s why several years ago I put aside a few minutes every New Year’s to write down some of my most memorable moments from the previous year.
My moments list typically contains between 8-12 moments. Each moment is just a few words. Before writing the current list I can’t help but flip through the pages of previous years. Instantly, I’m taken back to places, times, people and emotions. Most are happy memories, some aren’t. They have all shaped me. They have all become part of the person I was, I am and I want to be.
I don’t remember where I came up with this idea. I think it was a twist on something I read in a self-help type book or magazine. I can tell you that it has become a tradition. A part of reflecting on the previous year and preparing for the new one that synchronizes with the calendar.
My 2011 memories list is in the books, time for 2012!