Moments to Memories, Meltdown & MIA

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ever thought about the transformation of a moment? Those fractions of time we spend our lives collecting never really knowing their true worth; a personal library of moments if you will. When and how do we decide what is of value?

I don’t believe we do. I believe at any given moment, that stored away piece of time, can transform. Just like a butterfly or a moth it can break out of its cocoon into something totally new.  This is our ability to turn a moment into a memory.

In an instant a trigger is pulled, our brain goes into recall mode and out of stored moments a memory is born. We never know as time passes what someday will be a memory, just as in that instant we have no idea of its value. The value is moment to memory.

A true human wonder is our ability to recall; to transform unknown pieces of time into memories. Memorable moments, no human can take from us, forever ours.

My other two “M” words are meltdown and MIA.  Due to suffering from the first I have been the later. I must unplug and recover before I return, I hope you understand.

I apologize to all my followers but my posts have been less than standard. Hopefully my mojo will return by Monday.

Now go turn some moments to memories and have a great weekend.



Paula said, 

Jules, I am in your corner. I hear you. We will be here. Take good care of yourself.

April 15, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said, 

I think you're always stellar, friend!

have a great weekend :-)

April 15, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Cruella Collett said, 

I don't support your claim that your posts haven't been up to standard, but understand the need to take a break every now and then. Relax, and take care. We'll be here when you return :)

April 15, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
Melissa Bradley said, 

We, your followers will always be here. Take the time you need to get you mojo going and have a wonderful, recharging, relaxing weekend.

April 15, 2011 at 9:34 AM  

take care of yourself...enjoy the week end. make some good memories...martha

April 15, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

We all need time to recharge from time to time. We'll be here when you get back. Take care of yourself. Sending you lots of positive thoughts.....

April 15, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Jules, you just concentrate on getting your mojo back. We'll be here.

April 15, 2011 at 10:40 AM  
Summer Ross said, 

Moments to memories- I like that
AS far as MIA- do whatever you need to do- I'm sending fairy smiles your way :)

April 15, 2011 at 10:45 AM  
Josh Hoyt said, 

Moments into memories is a great way of putting our life. I think it is important to realize that each moment can be a memory so we might as well make them good ones :)

April 15, 2011 at 11:34 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Your message came over Jules,
Take care of yourself.


April 15, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Tracy said, 

Your first responsibility is to yourself...that's a given and NOT negotiable. You need to do for yourself before you can give to others. We understand and expect you to take care of yourself.

This is the exact reason I didn't do an 'M' post today becuase other things had to come first...I'm thinking of you and sending you cyber hugs...
Thanks so much for your instructions you so graciously took the time out of your day to do...I will try them out this weekend and see if I can get it to work.

April 15, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

It's amazing the way we can recall memories--relive something that happened moments or years before.

We'll be here when you come back. :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

April 15, 2011 at 1:53 PM  

I love this! When I am feeling overwhelmed or confused about what "it" all means, I remind myself that this precise moment in time is a culmination of all the other moments in time that ever went before it. Every single moment in the past, even those before I was born, has brought me and the whole world to this precise moment in time. It tends to put things into perspective very quickly.

Have an awesome weekend too! - G

April 15, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Siv Maria said, 

Good luck on finding your Mojo and I hope you can take some oments to make magical memories as well.

April 15, 2011 at 2:14 PM  
Julie said, 

I think your posts are wonderful. Take care of yourself and I hope you are feeling better soon. Enjoy the weekend!

April 15, 2011 at 3:31 PM  
Ann said, 

I enjoy all your posts Jules. Don't be so hard on yourself. Take the time you need to rest. Look forward to your next post. Have a wonderful peaceful and rejuvenating weekend.

April 15, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
GigglesandGuns said, 

Take care. You know where to find me. Luv ya.

April 15, 2011 at 4:56 PM  
nutschell said, 

Take all the time you need! God knows I'd like to take a break from all the blogging sometimes. :) Go to a spa,and treat yourself to a good massage.

April 15, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Ella said, 

Jules get better; I'm struggling with a condition, that has me in zombie mode. I hope time out, build you back up. Go reflect on some wonderful memories, treasure troves from your youth~ xXx

April 15, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
li said, 

We won't go anywhere:) Painful as they are, sometimes meltdowns allow us to flow into a unique new shape. Take care. x

April 15, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Tammy said, 

I've been MIA too and can relate. Wishing you many mightily memorable Mojo-mending moments!

April 15, 2011 at 7:32 PM  

I had to let go too, as you know. Life, and blogging, can get pretty intense sometimes. Just relax, take it easy. Sit back and think about good memories. Memories are the stuff of memoirs, my favorite genre.

Here are good thoughts/a prayer coming your way for recovery.
Ann Carbine Best’s Long Journey Home

April 15, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

Jules, don't be so hard on yourself. I think the pressure of nearly blogging nearly everyday and finding a letter to fit in would stifle my creativity. I never want blogging to feel like a chore.

I like your posts and hope you're not MIA for too long.

April 16, 2011 at 8:43 AM  
Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said, 

Get your mojo back, and a mango mojito, if you can. Take time to take care of yourself and life, blogging can wait. We the followers are going nowhere :-)

(((( hugs )))))


April 16, 2011 at 4:33 PM  
Jilda said, 

I truly believe that meltdowns are necessary for survival. Last weekend, I did nothing....sometimes it is the only way to hang on. You are such a wonderful writer, you are never substandard(only to yourself)
love and hugs...

April 16, 2011 at 5:24 PM  
Holly Ruggiero said, 

Take the time and feel better.

April 16, 2011 at 5:36 PM  
Life 101 said, 

Perhaps it's something in the water. My creativity has been on vacation for a few weeks too.

April 16, 2011 at 5:37 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Again, I'm sorry I've been neglectful of my blog friends. Life has just spun out of control the last month or so.

Take all the time you need. You know we'll all be here when you come back.

April 16, 2011 at 6:30 PM  
Amie Kaufman said, 

Take it easy, relax! We'll be here when you get back!

April 17, 2011 at 3:04 AM  
Blasphemous Aesthete said, 

Alchemy isn't dead, it never was. Only we failed to bring it out of our minds and actually turn base metals into gold just like our mind turns incidents into memories and recall them, like butterflies emerging from cocoons.

Your posts are just the way they were, I wonder why you'd consider them below standard.

Blasphemous Aesthete

April 17, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Katie Gates said, 

What fascinates me about some remembered moments is that they are so inconsequential, and yet I can absolutely see them, and they stay with me. I hope that your weekend has been filled with relaxing moments!

April 17, 2011 at 12:41 PM  
Paula said, 

Passing by to show some love. Keep you in my thoughts.

April 17, 2011 at 2:58 PM  
Corine said, 

Jules, You are amazing! Do give yourself a break; you deserve it!!!!

April 17, 2011 at 11:34 PM  
Tara said, 

I get it! Unplug, refresh, and head back when you feel up to it.

Your posts are always wonderful.

April 18, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

I hope you recover soon. I know I needed the weekend off. I've been burning the candle at both ends trying to do this blogfest and get my stories done too. Add critique duties and you have a problem.

April 18, 2011 at 11:07 AM  
RosieC said, 

Take care of yourself, Jules. I hope you're feeling better soon. Enjoy the positive moments when the come, and let the negative ones slip out of your memory not to return.


April 18, 2011 at 11:23 AM  

You have to take care of yourself. Enjoy, and we'll see you when you return.

April 18, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Hi Jules!! I hope you had a good REST and recovery over the weekend... take more time if you need it. We all understanding and want you to take care of yourself first!!!

This post sure hit home for me today. Been crazy busy cleaning out my house.. and for memories than I can handle some days. My boys grew up way too fast (I feel) and for the majority of my life All I knew I was good at was 'only' being a Mom. 'Sigh'... going through containers after container in my closets and basement had a wide range of emotions as well as reactions. Parting with 20 year old 'premie' clothes and 'special' stuffed animals that have meant more to me Way too long! another 'sigh'... Anyway I understand and this post was as wonderful as always. So don't be so hard on yourself, Jules. You are Amazing!!! ;-)

Take Care & Big Hug to you friend,

April 18, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

Take care, friend. Thinking of you. :)

April 18, 2011 at 1:45 PM  
Jayne said, 

Jules - I also stepped off the grid and out of the country for a little while. Feels good! After all, we do need time to make the moments to memories happen. Hope you're enjoying, relaxing, maybe even Meditating?! Mmmm.... ;)

April 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM  
Green Monkey said, 

JULES!!!! where did you go? !!!! :(((((((((((

i understand where you're at but its okay to write sub stuff ... oh damn it, I can't leave that there because I feel the same way. WELL, no matter what you write, I'm still reading you and following you and commenting. you are one of the REAL ones. I value your words and hold them close.

let me know if there is anything I can do. I'm here for you...


April 20, 2011 at 11:53 AM  
Tiger85 said, 

Hope everything is okay. Take the time you need and I'll be here. =)

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April 20, 2011 at 4:07 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Jules lovely to see you back hope all is better with you.

Thanks for the comment, yes it was the first Suspension Bridge, Many I am afraid have committed sucicide from that bridge but it's still an awesome sight.
Take care/

April 21, 2011 at 4:09 AM  
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