Take my breath away

A quite-recent-dear person to me asked yesterday when my last breathtaking moment was. Quite a tricky question since a flash of so many breathtaking moments rushed by my mind and heart.
One single emotion and yet, taken and felt in various ways. The causes are also varied. For some, a small gesture is enough. A look, a smile. To others, a sight, a touch. To some, it takes big actions or physical demonstrations.
It all comes down to this one sensation that, although quick and sudden, lasts for a life time in our memories. The term “butterflies in the stomach” was, in my opinion, created by child: it is creative, innocent and so perfect as a description to the sensation. I can make a list of breathtaking moments, but I’ll try to narrow it down to 5:
– Every time I visit my 5 lovely nieces who live overseas and see their eyes glowing when I show up at the airport gate (it sweeps me off my feet);
– Stand in front of the Grand Canyon and thank God for my sight;
– Be one of the first visitors of that day to enter the amazing Machu Picchu mountain…
– Have had the guts to quit it all here and go to India do something I really wanted and felt right for me. That sensation of “I did it” is breathtaking.
– Fall in love… this one is for all the times I’ve fallen and will ever fall, even if it’s with the same person over and over again.

Soundtrack of this post (and of life): “In your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel (it takes not only your breath away, but your mind, troubles… and brings such a healing sensation of something you don’t even quite know)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoEQREKFQG4 (ENJOY!)

PS: it is also breathtaking to know you take someone’s breath away…
PS2: “Breathless” by The Corrs also fits here…

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Felipe says:

    What can i say? I’m speachless!!!

    :oD

  2. Ju Rocha says:

    Speechless?? Ah, que pena! Teria que ser “breathless”. Hahaha!! ;o)

  3. Odair Ribeiro says:

    THE Breathless moment in my life, with no shadow of doubt, was the time I held Alec in my arms for the very first time. Undescribable (I checked the dictionary, the word does exist!). I called my mom to tell her and couldn’t speak.
    Then, I did something that I don’t think anybody ever did: I couldn’t hold my emotions and cried when we sang happy birthday on his first birthday.
    Another one to mention was when I received, by mail :-), the offer letter from Arthur Andersen.
    Crying (again) at my marriage, when I hugged my brother.
    The last one to mention, when I was invited, by surprise, to deliver the “espadão” to my nephew (almost son) at his graduation.
    Breathless.
    Ju, if I had to choose a song for the theme I would probably pick “You take my breath away” by Queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zSzlT5zBXs&feature=related). Gotta hear that one, it’s breathless 🙂
    “Look into my eyes and you’ll see, I’m the only one…”
    Pay attention to the lyrics…

  4. gabriela says:

    Eu sempre fico pensando como voce deveria ser uma escritora e teria livros fantasticos, ja pensou nisso? Adorei os ultimos posts!!! Eu amo aquela musica do Peter Gabriel tambem!!

    O do “letting go” tambem, mesmo que seja para ensinar a gente uma nova licao… Mil beijos!!! Gabi

  5. LifeIsNow says:

    Outro dia tive um momento breathless quando dirigia sozinho por uma estrada a noite. Era uma serra e por isso mesmo longe da iluminação das cidades. Tinha poucos carros e caminhões rodando aquela hora, principalmente no sentido contrário ou com o farol de cara pra mim, ou seja. Tava um breu. A noite estava linda. Sem lua e sem nuvens. Foi quando me dei conta e olhei pro céu.. As estrelas brilhavam como nunca. Lindas. E muitas. Dava pra ver faixas como nuvens tamanha a aglomeração de pequeníssimas estrelas. Outras grandes, constelações conhecidas se perdiam no meio de tantas estrelas que nunca vemos devido a interferência da iluminação da cidade.
    Arrebatador. Não tive dúvidas e parei o carro no acostamento alheio ao perigo de parar ali aquela hora mas não poderia perder aquela oportunidade rara pra quem mora em São Paulo. Saí do carro e fui literalmente “iluminado” por aquele festival de luzes e grandiosidade. Nessas horas mais do que perceber a grandeza do universo vc percebe também que faz parte daquilo tudo. Dá um orgulho e uma sensação de fecilidade e completude. Uma vontade de sorrir.
    E eu fiquei lá.. sorrindo.

  6. Juliana says:

    não tem nada a ver com o que vc postou, mas eu não consigo deixar de dizer que quando li tema a musica da trilha do filme Top Gun começou a tocar na minha cabeça…rsrsrsrs
    take my breath away… tanan, tanan, tanan

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