THE MØMENT


And I’m just dreaming counting the ways to where you are” – Vladimir John Ondrasik III

“Oh Wow, Oh Wow, Oh Wow”! – Steve Jobs, October 5, 2011

“The Moment”

Such quietness now, where there was none, machines of the living as they stop undone. The lights above turn to darkened grey, and four wheels they slow, as the final gasp fades away. A disconnect from cold steel poles, and a light so bright is turned down low, an urgent whisper from an EMT goes out through a mic and cannot be retrieved. Life oh life from a second to none, an eternity of thought before the final moment comes. An interest of mine, from the outside looking in, is not the eternal here after, but that space before the end.

“The Moment”

Were there sudden questions asked, about the weight of sin, delicate weights moved from the life that was when. Oh forgiveness did you come on down, in a space or a flash, was it like here on earth not permanent or fully grasped. Was there Eastern peace held still within, the lucky of this planet not taught the guilt by chagrin. Did the wind that moved right by, cause your mortality to wake or was that just a steel tipped angel reminding you it is there to take. Take you to the land of Holy Moses may be to move around, to become inwardly recycled, once a lost but now a found. In that micro second brimming in the crack that is a door, was there choice that was your willing to move to nothing, or something toward. Were there a million familiar faces, named all legion everyone, or a light in the eyes of a small child with a hand that said come here.

The Moment”

Each time a crossing is affected by the ending of a beat, and the numbers that were counting come to zero that repeats. I would study that small interval, and stand in that breech. Hold my breath as if it mattered; ask my voice to not compete. For the tearing of the curtain from the window of the eye, happens truly in the zenith between the last breath and open sky.  Between the last breath and open sky.  One more time, between the last breath and open, open sky!– 05.14.2018 – דָנִיֵּאל

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83 thoughts on “THE MØMENT

  1. My dear Daniel, the emotion was perhaps too deep, the words too strong, but I cannot stop crying, for something here reminds me of my dear Mother passing, and that moment before, that wonderful moment. This is not bad, this is wonderful. What you write is blessed. Thank you. ❤ Ruby

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  2. This is fire from your mind and soul my holy brother. Words and questions the angels dare not ponder. Fantastic, I wept as I read it. Shalom, Den

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  3. “For the tearing of the curtain from the window of the eye, happens truly in the zenith between the last breath and open sky.” I love this phrase, how you come to create and write it is a miracle itself. This was beautiful. ❤

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  4. A rare question, actually a brilliant question Daniel. I thought of my grandparents passing when I read this. They died three weeks apart in 2011, bother with a memorable death. I was there, and there was that moment. Thank you for this. ❤

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    • Thank you Raquel for sharing your experience with your grandparents death with me. What a wonderful opportunity and blessing you had to be with them. That moment is indeed special. I shared it when my father passed away. Thank you as always for your wonderful comments.

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  5. A heck of a post Daniel, one of your best yet and there have been many. The words I identify with the most. “Were there sudden questions asked, about the weight of sin, delicate weights moved from the life that was when.” 😉

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  6. An amazing piece Daniel, that I admit brought tears to my eyes when I played the FFF piece and read it through again. What a wonderful question to be answered for so many of us. This as so many of your pieces was masterful, and inspired.

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    • Hi Wang, thank you for your wonderful comment. It is a wonderful tune by FFF, I have always liked it and wanted to write something around it, and this presented itself. I would agree the question is wonderful and the answer which is provided by my association with wonderful folks like yourself is delectable. 😉

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      • I was trying to find out what FFF was up to, and he apparently is semi-retired. Shame really, very talented. You are welcome my friend, your words never cease to amaze and lift me up. Wang

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  7. I do not know why this touched me so, it reminded me of the death of my wonderful sister, and the moment before she passed. Thank you for bringing out a sacred memory for me. ❤

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      • Your so welcome Daniel, I like the term sacred memory, the occasion was that, and is a moment I will never forget until I have my own moment.

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  8. Hard to match what has already been said in praise for this piece my friend. Impossible to match the depth of what you have written. I identify with that moment as all others do who have sat by the bedside of someone going forward.

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  9. Daniel, for me this is one of the most heart reaching pieces you have ever written. The thought, the moment that space between life and death is a question each of us wonders about. You do a wonderful job of providing an answer. Thank you. ❤ Summer

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  10. This is inspired writing my young friend, with words of prose that bring tears to me, and I tell you they are tears of comfort. Thank you Daniel!

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  11. This is verbiage that sneaks up on you and grabs you and in the end you are left breathless. That point in between life and death, is filed with both it would seem. Your words were starling and comforting Daniel. This was well spun.

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  12. “The Moment” is outstanding work Daniel. It has something to the ending that sends the reader forward to that moment with anticipation, perhaps takes the fear away. Well done.

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  13. Dear Daniel, “THE MØMENT” is another stunning piece of writing. I’ve read your words several times, there’s much to take in. I like the 3 vignettes of “The Moment”, all profound. I believe time becomes irrelevant in each instance, and that space before the end, is a continuum, here’s the rub, numbers are absolute. (That space is not a sliver, it’s all relative. Some answers are found in the numbers.) Beautiful line, “…truly in the zenith between the last breath and open sky.” Wishing you a good evening, Daniel, and a terrific Wednesday ahead. ~ Mia

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