Not the obvious moments from a life–
not the announced and documented moments
graduations and weddings
births, deaths

The mind returns to times
that take us by surprise

tap dancing in an Iowa City studio
doing the jitterbug with a stranger in Custer
sleeping with the summer cabin staff under the stars
eating a ripe peach with relatives in  Monteombraro
watching bees with your family in a gazebo in Tennessee

We draw on these unconstructed moments
like emotional capital
that lifts us out of place and time