Reverb10: Moment

This post is part of the online initiative Reverb10. One prompt a day for each day of December. You can find all of my Reverb10 posts here .

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

When I received this prompt in my mailbox this morning, I didn’t really know if I wanted to write a post. How could I pick one moment out of a whole year of 365 days? I am sure I had lots of moments, when I felt most alive. Good moments and bad moments.

I kept going over all the things that happened to me in this past year and was pretty sure that I would pick a moment with my husband or with my niece, with my sister or a good friend. There have been many moments that were absolutely special and that are dear to my heart. In the end, I decided to pick a moment when I was  alone. Completely happy and content all by myself.

My mind kept wondering back to one specific day back in August when I spent 24 hours all by myself on the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii. I blogged all about it here. It was my first time in Hawaii and I definitely want to go back.
The whole day was an absolute  blast, but the moment that I can’t forget and that I replay in my head over and over again was when I felt alive and adventurous and absolutely overwhelmed by the beauty of this earth. I was standing at the top of the Diamond Head Trail and was blown away by the breath-taking view of Waikiki Beach and the neighboring Hawaiian Islands.

Diamond Head view

My heart was pounding from the strenuous hike, my cheeks were hot and glowing, but the wind felt nice and cool on my skin. I was on top of the world, but at the same time felt insignificantly small. The beauty of the island was completely overwhelming and humbling at the same time.

I want to have more experiences like that. I want to travel more, see more. This world has so much to offer.

  1. This is lovely! Such a gorgeous shot.

  2. Oh my gosh. I swear to you I only just read this now *after* writing mine! My post will publish tomorrow morning and you will see why I am saying this. Haha.

    Seriously, San, I like you! :)

    I had the same problem with picking a moment. Especially because I did not live the past year giving high scores to moments just in case a prompt like this comes up!

    But in the end I chose one very similar to yours. In fact I also used the word humbling. And small. And travel. And world.

    Great minds think alike, my friend. :)
    .-= Karen blogged this: Reverb10- Writing =-.

  3. i knew you would choose Hawaii!!

  4. That’s such a gorgeous shot of the island! When I went to Hawaii, I was newly turned 21 and with my less-than-active family and didn’t get to any hiking and it’s one thing I really regret not getting to do. Guess I’ll just have to go back! :)
    .-= terra blogged this: Five Points Places I Might Visit in 2011 =-.

  5. Hawaii is a gorgeous place and I cannot wait to return to it one day. Who knows, maybe the Army will send us there.
    .-= Stefanie blogged this: On fall- Thanksgiving and staying up past 3 AM =-.

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