Friday, August 12, 2011

writing: heartbeats

and then,
my heart was tip-toeing on the edge
between the realm of safe reality
and that place where dreams are tucked around the corners
aorta, valves and ventricles
bursting with hope
and pulsing with joy
and racing with reckless abandon
and i am filled to the brim
i am filled to the brim
and overflown


yesterday was the best day
this week has been, seriously, the best week
as promised, my 1/2 birthday was bursting with goodness
friends, food, cinema...
and more mike & ikes than a girl can handle
i felt so loved
and so blessed
and on the way home, late at night, i rolled down my window
and cranked up the radio
and let summer blow its way through my hair
while five for fighting sang me a lullaby
and for a few minutes,
everything. was. perfect.
and nothing in the world seemed wrong
and my happiness was untouchable
and when i was brushing my teeth
i could see myself glowing
just, glowing
and i had to capture it on film
so i could bottle the feeling up for later
just in case i need to let it out for reminding
just in case.


we can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures
[thornton wilder]


Chantal said...

For the record, we caught you, singing to yourself in the car on the way home from the cinema... we were right next to you, we even tried to honk, but your glowing joy could not be disturbed... and I just love everything about that!

The Ballard Family said...

I am so glad your day was so grand.
...are you wearing dark green...?