Quotes from the Masters: Bacon

We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand–and melting like a snowflake.” 

This week’s quote from Robin at Bringing Europe Home is by Sir Francis Bacon.  As I pondered this I thought of many sparkling stars and melting snowflakes, moments that have come, and are now gone.

moment 6 bold Moments when I felt bold, and seized the moment,




moment16 timidand those when I hung timidly back, watching.




moment 3 prideI recall fleeting moments of intense pride,




moment 8 rough


and moments of endurance when I felt rough around the edges,



moment 12 proppedin need of help, to be supported by others.




moment 5 steadyAt times I have seen my way clear, and been steady and sure,





moment18 supportiveable to support those in need of a shoulder to lean on.




moment 4 doubtfulBut we all have times of doubt,



moment16 exposedwhen we feel exposed and vulnerable,




moment20 close when we turn to those that offer understanding and solace.




moment 13 cracked There are moments of such strain we feel cracked and bruised;



moment 10 shelteredand seek shelter against a gathering storm.




moment17 hideWe have moments of regret and shame when we want to hide;



moment 9 floatwhen all we ask for is intervention and forgiveness.



moment19 healedMoments when we are overcome and take time to heal,




moment21 wholeso that we feel whole again.




moment 14 scarredWe need to bear our scars proudly –




All our moments – the good, the bad, and the ugly, the bright stars and melting snowflakes – combine and meld together into our own personal mosaic.

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16 thoughts on “Quotes from the Masters: Bacon

  1. Beautifully said! I can only say that moments, just like mosaics, come in many varied patterns, and it is that variety that makes our lives interesting.


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