Week 9’s #52snapshots prompt requires making a list of moments in time you’d like to return to, even if they weren’t moments that actually involved you. Then choose a moment from the list and write about it in present tense.
My list proved to be rather short, but it included saying no to a 1987 date with the Soviet emigre who became my husband in a short-lived marriage, staying in the hospital with my father in 1997 and my mother in 2008 so I could say goodbye, and telling my father in 1969 not to put the box of photos from Grandpa’s (Max Krasner) house in the basement boiler room (because it would later flood and these irreplaceable photos would be forever lost). I chose to write about 1969.
The images are still clear to me about that box and my inability at age 12 to know who these people were in the photos or to read any of the Yiddish, Russian, Polish, or German handwriting.
What moment would you go back to? Write about it.