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Moments Frozen In Time

Moments Frozen In Time

written by: Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier


“The time will come when temporal shall cease
This time revolving wheel shall rest in peace:
No summer then shall glow, nor winter freeze;
Everything shall be to come … all that’s past is past,
A new age … an eternal now shall ever last.” – *Petrarch

“Moments frozen in time”
The loveliest things … we hold dear to our heart
The freezing of moments … are framed just like art

The “circle-of-life” is a “circle-of-love”
The weaving of hearts … when “two become one”
The sharing of life … and days in the sun
Solemn vows spoken … “I’ll love you forever”
Heart-promises exchanged … a perfect treasure

Then JOY of parents … the gift of a child
New LIFE … endless SMILES … entirely beguiled
The scent of a baby is sweeter … than sweet
If blessed to have many then sweetness repeats
Children … running … and playing
Laughing … crying … and hugging
Learning … yearning … and reaching
Dreaming … growing … and leaving
Finding their place in our hearts
… Moments frozen in time …
Finding their place in the world
… Moments frozen in time …

Epiphanies & “300 Violins” Symphonies & catastrophes
… More moments to freeze …

For some solemn vows can be broken
“Forever” should not have been spoken
“Forever” ended yesterday
“I can no longer stay”
Happiness is NEVER two … minus one
Tell the man in the moon to darken the sun
Love was cut short … but time will go on
… Unfrozen …
Sometimes I wish I never had to sleep. Sometimes I think that if I stay very, very still, if I never move at all, things will change. I think if I freeze myself, I can freeze the pain. Sometimes I won’t move for hours. I will not move an inch. If time stands still nothing can go wrong” – Tahereh Mafi

Some moments are frozen as ice
Catastrophes seem like the rolling of dice
Fires & floods and hurricanes …
Famines & droughts … pray for food & rains
Tragedies strike … devastation remains
Tears are a balm not held to refrain
But press the shutter … and pause the pain
Because grief held inside is a runaway train

Death & loss have freezing powers
Like planes crashing into towers
Changing lives in briefest hours
… Time seems halted …
Against a glorious blue sky
Frozen in the mind’s eye

For the loss of a child or the loss of a spouse
… Time can’t be halted …
And grief can’t be rushed
A heart that is broken … cannot be uncrushed

For heroes and martyrs’ … lives NOT lost in vain
Their song will live on and their memory remain
… Frozen in time …

And then there are moments of healing & grace
“Not guilty” … “forgiven” … “cancer free – no trace”

There are so many moments that indeed can “freeze time”
Now in femtosecond time … I freeze to end this rhyme ;~)

We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese



*  Petrarch quote was edited from the original:

The time will come when every change shall cease,
This quick revolving wheel shall rest in peace:
No summer then shall glow, not winter freeze;
Nothing shall be to come, and nothing past,
But an eternal now shall ever last.” – Petrarch

Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier

Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier

I am a “heart-to-heart” communicator ;~) I invested 18 years in the “world-of-work” as a Branch & Region Manager in the staffing industry. Then did consulting work which eventually led me to the energy industry/After 6 months with a major Supplier I decided to form Aletheia Energy LLC ... My heart is toward sharing knowledge & being an advocate as I collaborate with commercial business owners to reduce energy costs/assist with energy procurement. My guiding principle in life & work is TRUTH which is why I choose the name “Aletheia” (Greek for “Truth”). In recent years I began writing. My mom wrote poetry so perhaps there is a gene that gets handed down ;~) Mostly, I think it is a God-given ability to artfully put “Life” into WORDS … and words into “LIFE.”
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