In Raymond Carver‘s short story “Feathers” Carver describes a special moment for his narrator.
“That evening at Bud and Olla’s was special. I knew it was special. That evening I felt good about most everything in my life.”
Moments like this we all want to feel. Moments like this we look for on special occasions. Moments like Thanksgiving.
From such an optimistic feel, Carver takes the narrator to moments of darkness. How will we ever know whether mountain top experiences lead to bliss or to darkness? I guess we don’t.
Maybe the best we can take from a special moment is the moment. Not try to put it on our wish list. What say you?