When you think back on your life, what moments do you remember? Do you remember the bad times or the good times? Maybe a little of both? I remember a little bit of everything. I had a rocky childhood, but my 20s have been pretty wonderful so far. I've lived, loved, and laughed 'til I've cried. I've had plenty of fulfilling moments in my life and I can easily say “It was the best of times”. I can't pinpoint a specific moment in my life that was the best, but I can tell you about the moments that were beautiful. These are the moments that I will remember forever. These are the moments that I look back on and smile.
It was a chilly night in Fall. The time was never right for us. There was always something in the way. This time though, we made it happen. We spent the evening laughing, joking, and just discussing life. It was unusual for us to have nights like this. It was kinda our thing. We hadn't spent too many evenings together because of the time and distance, but he was home on a visit and we took advantage of it. I still remember this night like it was yesterday. Our friend went to bed and this was the time when you usually went home. Except this time was different. Maybe it was something in the air or maybe it was the unspoken words between us. There was so much said that night, but it was the look on your face and the butterflies in my stomach that spoke louder than than anything that we could have ever said. It was finally our time. We spent our night watching our favorite actress on Netflix, but really we were watching each other, as we got closer on the couch, ever so casually. I don't remember what you said, but I looked your way and I couldn't look away. Your piercing blue eyes were staring into mine. If I didn't know any better I would have sworn that I was in middle school, experiencing my first kiss again. It was so light. So soft. Ever so sweet. It was perfect. It was the best of times.
For those of you wondering… that was a short-lived romance, but I'd never look back on it with anything but happiness.
It was a hot day in June. We were at the Firefly Music Festival for the second year in a row. This was one of our many vacations together, my boyfriend and I. We spent our day in VIP relaxing, eating, drinking, singing, and laughing. The thing about music festivals is that you are free to do whatever you want. It's one of the most beautiful and free feelings that you will ever experience. If your love is music, then it's something that you need to experience at least once. Just the feeling of relaxing and having fun with people who are open-minded, happy, and enjoying life is so incredible. Everyone is there because they love music and there's a bond you feel with these thousands of people because of that. It feels like home, to be honest.
I can't describe to you the amazing feeling of standing in a crowd of thousands, packed in like sardines, hugging on the one you love, and hearing nothing but a band that you love belting out your favorite songs. It's surreal to be honest with you. When I play it back in my head it feels like I am watching a movie. It was magical, almost whimsical. It was the best of times.
I really could keep going with this, but I will stop here. I will save my good stories for another time. I hope that you enjoyed this little glimpse into my life. So tell me…
What's one of your best memories?
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Joely Smith says
I, like you can’t pinpoint THE BEST time but I also have memories or snap shots in my mind of great memories. I am loving being part of your blog hop and I thank you for starting this! I really enjoyed the way you wrote, truly from the heart! It is lovely to see that two of your best times are about someone touching your heart too. <3
Thank you for sharing some of your best times. I definitely have a music festival on my bucket list, it’s one of those things I have been wanting to do for a long time. This post was really beautiful (as always).
I loved reading this! :] It made me feel like I was at that music festival, even though I’ve never been to one!
Shandi Dews says
I wasn’t sure at first, what I would write about, because there have been a lot of best times for me, but I think I chose a good one. I love that you wrote about not one, but two of your best moments, and that you recognize that there are so many more. Knowing what I do about you, I love that you have overcome what you have experienced, and have created so many awesome memories.
Those sound like great moments. I also can’t think of the best moment but I do recall a lot of fond memories. They do bring a smile to my face when I think about them.
vidya sudarsan says
You are such a good writer Joyce! I have been a music festival and relate to your experiences. I’m a huge fan of music and art festivals.. and your post makes me want to attend one in the near future 🙂
Lois Jones says
Beautiful moments to remember. It is interesting to see how you have described the moments. I can tell how much they meant by the feelings your portray in them. Very lovely!
Jenn Peters says
Hey there! Stopping by from the Sunday Blog Hop linky on BecauseImCheap.com Thank you so much for linking up! Hope to see you again on the next linky 🙂