Thursday, August 4, 2011

Perfect Moments, and an Interview

Do you ever have those days when you want to freeze a moment and hold it forever? Maybe you’re having a bad day and everything seems to be going wrong. Maybe you’re tired of rejection and want to give up.

Rather than dwell on disappointment, why not reach into the back of your mind and pluck out one of those perfect moments when all seems right with the world.

Some of my perfect moments:

Sitting back with a cold drink after I’ve mowed the back lawn. As the rapidly melting ice makes chirping sounds in my glass, I look at the evenly cut blades of grass, inviting a picnic on its temporarily pristine surface. I never get around to the picnic, but the prospect is pleasing.

Late afternoon light when the breeze carries those little fluffy seeds. They look like backlit faeries dancing just for my enjoyment. I don't think of the weedy aftermath.

The beach – laughing children and the keening of gulls mingled with the smell of sunscreen. My toes push under the hot sand, finding a cool spot beneath.

That feeling when a plane accelerates on the tarmac and my head pushes against the back of my seat. The turbine engines roar, then their pitch rises to a “wheeeee,” as they carry me away to some exciting destination.

The warmth of the sun on huge slab of granite at the edge of a clear lake. I gaze at multicoloured lichen radiating from the cracks, and pick blueberries while a loon calls in the distance.

The first gentle snowfall, hopefully before Christmas. Light sparkles on it, reminding me of my childhood for some reason.

After soothing myself with perfect moments, I want to share with you all MY FIRST AUDIO INTERVIEW EVER! 

Last Sunday evening, Benjamin Leroy of Tyrus Books called for interviews on Twitter. I reluctantly volunteered (I'm not fond of telephones) and waited anxiously for the 10pm time slot.

As it turns out, Ben was sweet and encouraging. Among other things, we talked about writing, hockey and BAD ICE. The interview can be found here.

Now, THAT'S a perfect moment!

Sandra Cormier is the author of BAD ICE, a hockey romantic suspense.


Big Mike said...

Very well put. My perfect moments are mostly derived from instances when my kids were growing up, or now with my GD and I'm rewarded with the gift of the big guy, the wonder and innocence of youth.

Happened yesterday when I was on the dock with my Emma and she was giggling like crazy as her feet paddled the surface of the lake and water splashed up and hit pa pa in the face. What simple pleasures are available to us each day if we only open our eyes.

Michael Davis (
Author of the Year, (2008 and 2009)

Sandra Cormier said...

That does sound perfect. The water reflecting up on her face and the droplets sparkling in the sunshine. Freeze frame!