July 2021 // Cornehl Watches
What takes your breath away?
Do you belong to those people that want to live as long as possible and therefor reduce the risk in their life? Or do you enjoy life and feel every moment & every breath? Or even both?
This quote can help to think about it:
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take our breath away. “ *
When I observe a tow-year-old child, I can see that several times a day it is so astonished, surprised, and happy that it shouts it out loud because otherwise it hardly can breathe in that wonderful moment. In opposite to that, I need to sit down and think before I recall such a beautiful moment in my live. Fortunately, after some time I remember it.
I realized when I people grow older, they less and less let themselves be surprised by a moment. They probably try to defend themselves from bad surprise. Maybe they had too many of them in their life. They tend to try not to be surprised any more in the same way as they were as a child.
Me too. I do not want this bad surprise anymore. So, I try to stay calm and thing: “I knew it! … It’s normal! … Nothing special! … That’s life! And this definitely helps to survive. But it also makes every special and beautiful moment in your life normal and nothing special.
As I’m sitting down to write this article and thing about the special moments in my last week, I find quite some very nice moments that took away my breath.
A beautiful summer day with my wife …
… a great time with a good friend in the black forest …
… and of cause the job that I do: watches. My Caliber SC100 – when it runns for the first time …
… and vintage watch restauration: last week, a Glashutte school pocket watch from 1890
Take some time, as you read this and think: that where the moments of the last week that took my breath away?