The Reverb10 prompt for today was:
December 3 – Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).It took me a LONG time to think of a moment, but when it finally came to me I knew that it was right. A little background: When I was in college I became friends with three of the most amazing women in the world. Since we left college in 1999 we've spread out all over the U.S. (and now the world), so we obviously don't get to see each other as much as we would like, but we've managed to stay close and try to get together at least once a year. This year I took a trip to Florida in June for a baby shower for one of the girls, but while I was there we also got to spend some time relaxing and just enjoying each other's company. I felt most alive this year the few hours we decided to spend on the beach (which is one of my favorite places in general). It was a hot, HOT, summer day but with our beach umbrellas and a couple of cooling dips in the ocean we survived. I remember the blue sky, salty breeze, smell of the sea and the voices of some of my very favorite people in the whole world. I don't know what could possibly top that.