The epiphany moment
The 'epiphany moment' is one of my favourite phrases. It is relates to Christmas in so far as we celebrate the feast of Epiphany on January 6th - the 12th day of Christmas - when the Magi visited the baby Jesus and realised the enormity of what had taken place. Yet the word epiphany has taken on a wider meaning; it now tends to mean that one suddenly finds a new and profound understanding of something or other. Psychologists question the entire concept of dramatic 'new' realisations. I suppose the story of Isaac Newton with that apple falling on his head which apparently led to the discovery of gravity is the perfect example of an epiphany moment. I only write this as when out cycling on Tuesday I was asked when my epiphany moment had taken place regarding my weight loss. I didn't have an answer, but it did prompt me to examine the meaning of the question.