Here’s something which might get a few of you out of the woodwork and onto my comments page. . .
Tell us about a moment when everything just clicked. A moment when life, the universe, everything – it all coalesces in a feeling of pure bliss and complete surrender to the intrinsic rightness of things.
Has it ever happened to you?
For me, there has only been a couple of moments but i’ll share one and try and get the ball rolling.
I was 16, or maybe 17, and on a school skiing trip to France. Early one morning, we made our way up to the slopes as usual.
We waited in line for the chairlifts and, for once, I found myself sitting alone, being slowly transported up the mountain.
I felt it almost instantly. A warm, calming feeling of tranquility. The blue skies above, the untouched white snow below, my skis gently dangling in the faintest of breezes.
There was nothing but the gentle whirr of the chairlift, the muted conversation of the people in the chairs ahead and behind me. The sunlight pouring onto the snow which seemed to gleam so brightly you could not look at it too long.
Inside, I knew something special was happening. It was like a pitch perfect note was being played in my head, and then echoing down throughout the rest of me.
Soon it passed, but something had changed. I think I knew then that almost nothing would match that feeling.