gaby-depp Maria Gabriella Lazzarini

Short stories about the passing of time. How we experience different events at different moments of our life.


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In The Blink of an Eye



You blinked and time did not stop. Between blinks your children grew, your grandchildren were born, your parents and grandparents passed away, and you stopped seeing friends.

You blinked and your life passed between studies, work, and the money that is never enough and the dreams that you left waiting for an "after" that never came. And while we blink and blink without considering the other, we lost laughter, hugs, caresses, kisses, love, and a last goodbye and "I love you" to that someone we will never see again.

I wonder: what if we stop blinking for a while? If we step aside from the bustle of daily life, from the automatism that modern life imprints on us and we start to look?

Look at your son while he plays, at your mother while she cooks, at your partner when you are together, and at your friends when you get together.

Get all the joy from time. After all, time is going to pass, it is going to devastate us; at least, let it takes us full of joy and good memories. But, above all, may time find us celebrating, because I believe that not even death can take those moments of happiness away. They remain engraved in infinite space, spreading energy to all the divine creation.

So from this moment, I decided to start looking...

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Mary Joe Elliott Mary Joe Elliott
Very touching!
October 25, 2023, 05:03
Fernanda Carrera Fernanda Carrera
Very nice way to start a book!
October 24, 2023, 07:43
Piper LP Piper LP
I love how these are tips that people can relate to! That’s a hard thing to do! You are very talented!
July 30, 2023, 23:53

Gino Listorti Gino Listorti
Well-written, easy to relate to!
July 27, 2023, 01:26
Shaun M Waller Shaun M Waller
Very nicely written, I love the meaning and depth within this piece of writing, time is very precious and should never be taken for granted.
May 23, 2023, 15:13

Richard E James Ed. D, Ph. D Richard E James Ed. D, Ph. D
Sure I'll join- try to get authors from different parts of the world. I have inspired I might be able to join us like I did for ours. Rick
May 15, 2023, 13:42

Richard E James Ed. D, Ph. D Richard E James Ed. D, Ph. D
Nice, I like your thoughts here realistic yet inspirational! It's not about what others can do for you but rather what one can do for themselves! Rick
May 15, 2023, 11:51

  • Maria  Gabriella Lazzarini Maria Gabriella Lazzarini
    Yes, I am convinced that the change should start with us. We have the power to change the way we face life. May 15, 2023, 12:03
  • Maria  Gabriella Lazzarini Maria Gabriella Lazzarini
    By the way I am writing for the time traveler contest. May 15, 2023, 12:04
  • Richard E James Ed. D, Ph. D Richard E James Ed. D, Ph. D
    That's why I wanted to do that joint project as we have similar ideas in different locations! I LIKE THIS piece! May 15, 2023, 12:07
  • Maria  Gabriella Lazzarini Maria Gabriella Lazzarini
    Look at my announcements I am looking for at least five writers to write a book of short stories. Once the authors join, we all decide on the gnere and have a week to write a short story. If I am not wrong that how Dracula was writen, in a weekend, some authours gathered and they had 24hs to write a story. It can be a good writing experience. And since we will be several writer it is also an opportunity for all our followers to know the work of the other writers. May 15, 2023, 13:37
Axel Doctorine Axel Doctorine
Love the ending the decision and the reflection ❤️ totally resonates with what I feel at times
May 14, 2023, 02:24

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