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Just Jot It January 3rd – Frozen


There are certain things that will always be frozen in time. Moments we remember, though they may change for the better or worse in our minds, that remain static. Like the birth of a child; finding it impossible to forget the joy but the pain of childbirth becomes distant, as something we women dissociate from, transforming it into a story to be related many times as a comparison to every other kind of pain. Or like the size of a place we frequented as a child – our elementary school gymnasium, or a traveling fair’s ride that seemed massive until we revisit it as an adult.

In the interest of keeping things real, I’ve always found journals to be most helpful. As I go through this blog in the next few days and weeks for the purpose of writing a post on my 2015 year in review I’m sure I’ll find that my frozen shoulder was much worse than I remember, and that my summer was unbearably hot (it’s hard not to want such a thing when you’re freezing to death in January, no matter how miserably humid it was).

I’m trying to think of a moment in my past other than the two examples above that might not have been as big or wonderful, or as unhappy or painful as I remember it, but of course, in my mind it’s all exactly as I now imagine it was.

What is your moment?

The “Frozen” prompt is brought to you by Helen Espinosa at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time. If you don’t already follow her, please check out her blog!

JJJ 2016

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

64 thoughts on “Just Jot It January 3rd – Frozen

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  3. The day our 12 day old died in my husband’s arms, and he held him for another hour or more, because he knew he’d never have that chance again. That time is held in my mind in shattered fragments, like new ice breaking. It sometimes crops up in my writing, the way it did, obliquely, in my “frozen” post.

    I know, not the most cheerful of frozen moments, but there it is.


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  6. It’s been twenty years since I was a twelve-year-old who was scared, in kidney failure, and about to go throuigh many many needles and surgeries. I have never felt the pain of childbirth, but I am about to write about my medical experiences from back then, to mark twenty years, and I think a lot about what still stays vivid in my mind and what has faded.
    I may come off as over dramatic when I write about my memories, but they made a lasting impression, had a lasting affect, and will forever be frozen in time in my mind.
    I know what you are saying, in a way.


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  8. I can’t trust my memory. I have a good memory for bad things, and a bad memory for good things. So, you can imagine what a jumble my frozen moments are!


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  11. Sorry Linda, I did it again! I’m not very persnickety.


  12. Once I was let go from a job for bogus reasons. He and coworker thought thought I’d just disappear with my tail between my legs. But I made an appointment and stood up for myself. I was a nervous wreck, even took my “speech” in writing. But I did it, and when I left that room, got out of the building and around the corner where no one could see, I did a victory dance. That was my moment. Also, I ended up getting a much better settlement than they offered.


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  22. Great post! You will see my reply to the prompt here in bit.


  23. I’m an overly sentimental person, so i think i romanticize and idealize alot of life’s moments given it more profoundness than it probably had. I rarely go out and socialize because of my life circumstance as a caretaker and working, so when i do go out, i build up those moments into an epic adventure before they occur. Then afterwards, I’m pretty sure it was just a normal day out, but to me, it was the grandest of all outings ever to exist.


  24. Good post. I have a moment which needs to stay with me, but I likes where you took this.

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  27. I remember going back to my elementary school twenty years later and being surprised to discover it was much smaller. Obviously, it had shrunk. There could be no other explanation. πŸ™‚


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  30. I think for me, apart from giving birth to my daughter, it was finally passing my driving test after many attempts. πŸ™‚


  31. So many moments frozen in time,maybe they are as they are and they are there to teach us…. Trouble is I never learn! By the way sorry I seem to have pingback twice and I have no idea how! Typical me! πŸ˜‰

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  34. I tend to build up moments in my head that when I revisit in reality were never really as awesome. Is that the same thing? I don’t know. But it has led to some bad heartbreaks.


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