Monday, August 10, 2009

meme - a transformative moment



hello golden fish readers and visitors.

i'm hoping that you're in a flexible and accommodating frame of mind today because i'm proposing a meme.

so here's the meme.


a transformative moment.

share an experience that you knew in that moment - or on reflection - changed you.

really changed you.


now i know, there are so many to choose from.
some ugly. some beautiful.
but choose one.
a moment beyond other moments.

~

you've got lots and lots of time to think.
to dwell. to remember. to forget. to replace. to add to. to take away from.

august 19 is the day to share.

let me know if you can share a transformative moment and on the 19th,
i'll post a link to your posting from here so we can all visit each other!

thanks.
i can't wait!!!!

24 comments:

Kay said...

How exciting!!

Titus said...

steven, I'm going to try for this, but do have a very hectic schedule over the next week. Count me in at the moment!

steven said...

hello kay - so can i add you to the list of brave writers?! steven

steven said...

hi titus, thanks for stepping up!!! life will get very busy for me in two weeks. i'm not entirely sure how it will affect the blog so i understand and appreciate your "heads up". i sure hope you can come along for this one. have a peaceful day. steven

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Count me in Steven. So many moments to choose from . . . . hmmmm . . . I am having minor surgery on the 19th, so will try to prepare it beforehand, and maybe post late on the 18th. Lovely idea - will be great to read about everyone's transformative moment.

ellen abbott said...

Actually I already did a post on that most transformative moment in my life. It's chapter 1 The Path, of my 'becoming a glass artist' series, posted back in February.

steven said...

hi bonnie - thans so much for making time for this given your more pressing concern at that time!! i'm looking forward to reading what people have to share!!! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hi ellen, hey that's fine. if you're comfortable with it i'll link to that posting on the day of the grand meme unveiling!!! have a lovely day. steven

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

How fun Steven. I'll really have to put on my thinking cap for this one. I'll let you know if I come up with something.
Have a lovely Monday. Lizzy :-)

steven said...

hi lizzy, i'm glad you can come along!!! i bet that once you think of something, there'll be more and then you'll have to decide which one is the big one!! i was wrestling through a few ideas in my head this morning as i raced through the humidity fogged countryside on my bike. have a peaceful day. steven

willow said...

Hey, Steven, count me IN!!! :D

steven said...

hi willow - YES!!! (and you know i must be excited because those are the first capital letters on this blog in a year or more!!) have a lovely day at the manor. steven

Abraham Lincoln said...

I hope this works. It sounds interesting. A transformative moment might be hard for me since all of my moments have been transformative. I would guess it might be somebody I met. I will have to think about this one. Mine are all ideas or people or both.

steven said...

hi abe, thanks for dropping by!! i hope it works as well. i agree - i thought about how each moment changes a person - but i'm thinking of something that perhaps steps beyond the flow of moments. something that you look back on as a turning point or a change agent in some way that has affected you in a big way. we'll see how it all works out. i'm really glad you're in!!! have a great evening abe. steven

ellen abbott said...

That would be wonderful Steven, link me up.

steven said...

hi ellen, thankyou very much. i've dug up the original post and linked it so it'll show up later this month!!! have a lovely evening. steven

Coastcard said...

Thank you, Steven; I will hope to have a go! So pleased you enjoyed the tribute to Aeronwy Thomas. I attended one of her poetry workshops last summer in laugharne, near the Boat House - very special!

steven said...

hello caroline, thanks for joining in. i was truly fascinated by aeronwy's life story. it surely deserves to be spread far and wide!!!! it's intriguing to me that she waited to read her father's work. i "get" that but her restraint is admirable. have a lovely evening. steven

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

since I read your suggestion yesterday I have been mulling it over...I plan to join in the fun but am having trouble isolating one transformative moment...so will be interested myse-elf in what foments...

Happy days

steven said...

oh delwyn, i'm tickled that you'll write for this. i know exactly what you mean. when i posted it i thought - well even before i posted it - what can i choose because as abe said in his comment just above this, each moment is transformative in a well-lived life. how to choose one that is somehow more valuable? let the moment present itself. no one will be judging!!!! have a lovely late winter's day. steven

Barry said...

Definitely count me in Steven. I've booked a reminder in my itouch.

And who knows, maybe reading all the comments you'll be getting might prove transformative in itself.

steven said...

hi barry - good news!! i'm glad, you know the comments are as fascinating to me as the posts in many of the blogs i visit. thanks for joining the meme and have a peaceful afternoon. steven

Eryl Shields said...

How did I miss this yesterday!? Definitely IN if you'll have me.

steven said...

eryl are you kidding - wow it'd be great to have you along!!!! thanks for joining in. steven