Two Minutes of Wonderful  

rm_aWench4U 61M/61F
210 posts
8/27/2006 12:23 am

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Two Minutes of Wonderful

Have you ever heard the line, “I would rather have two minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special?” I used to believe that, but I’m not so sure now.

You see I had several months of wonderful, but now it appears that I’m back to nothing special, at least for the foreseeable future, and I don’t know if I can stand it. If I’d never had the wonderful, I would never have known how happy I could be. I would have assumed that my everyday “just ok” feeling was as good as it gets. But I did have that taste of wonderful–the colors were more vibrant, the sunsets more beautiful, the music of life more intense; in short, that feeling that all was right with the world. Will the memories of those two wonderful minutes be enough to sustain me for the rest of my life, if indeed it is nothing special?

Do you remember when Dorothy landed in the Land of Oz? Her house was still black and white, but when she opened the door, everything beyond it was in color. She looked outside and knew immediately she wasn’t in Kansas anymore. She was in awe of everything, so bright and shiny and beautiful.

That’s how the months of wonderful were for me. There were days of brilliant Techni-color, and even when I turned a corner to the unknown, it was still beautiful. Sure, I was scared at times, but I was following the path laid out before me–-the Yellow Brick Road. Somehow it didn’t seem to matter when I came to an intersection; I knew which way to go. But then the road came to an abrupt end. I could see there was construction up ahead, but I couldn’t tell which way the road went, so I stopped to think awhile. The next thing I knew, I was back in Kansas, and everything was drab black and white again.

How can I live in a black and white world when I’ve known the beauty of color? How can I go back to a lifetime of nothing special when I’ve experienced two minutes of wonderful?

Remember the past but do not dwell there.
Face the future where all our hopes stand.


rm_misterEd0950 61
163 posts
8/27/2006 1:59 am

I would love to give you two more

AstirRelicLatah 64M
1993 posts
8/27/2006 4:58 am

Go for the's always there and it comes from within most of the time..but, it's awfully nice to share it with someone else. Personally, I wouldn't give up the technicolor days or the memory of them for anything. Nice post.

HeatedCondition 60M
890 posts
9/18/2006 11:50 am

Real nice post, Angel. And tough questions. The answer is that you must - you know what makes those wonderful times feel so good - it's the bland, so-so times to compare it to. Everything in nature needs an opposite force for the world to make sense. And so it is for people - you must feel pain to enjoy pleasure, sadness to know happiness, etc.

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