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1.10.2011

paper-airplane love note.

portrait



she wanted to shout out across the room to him.

i know, she wanted to say. i know i'm not good at this.

she needed to be heard above the people and commotion and muddled hysteria.

needed to cast her voice out. a fishing-line of wanting.

i'm not good at this. and i know i'm making it hard.
i know that we meet each time anew. each day, as strangers. 
but it's because i'm terrified. and enthralled. 
exhilarated, even. 
and i don't know... what...you are.
and yes--yes, of course!--i want to swim in your unknown. but i need you to invite me. to reach for my hand, grasp for my hand--feelingly--and pull me in. 


that's what she would say. if ever she found her voice.


17 comments:

kaitlin said...

i absolutely love this.

heather said...

beautiful. i adore the title.

Emily said...

MEG, i'm totally feeling you right now. and the way you express things is wonderful.

Anna said...

Wow. I recognize the feeling. Beautiful.

Jay said...

you really are a magician with words meg! this is just, wow.

AbbieBabble said...

This post? Is perfect. So lovely, Meg.

Ana* said...

"i need you to invite me. to reach for my hand," that line is perfect.

Laura said...

YES.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

oh my gosh, i liked this...and then i read the title and i loved this.

christine said...

Oh, honey. That's beautiful. I'm trying to find my voice right now and this is exactly what I want to say to him.

Rachael said...

Freaking love that.

kylee said...

you should seriously win something for being such an amazing writer. this was beyond beautiful and so easily something i relate to. thankyou times a million.

Sarah said...

as i was reading this i was picturing it perfectly.

lizzy said...

i love that you tagged this "different than a crush." yes, oh yes. this reminds me of a boy i met on a train from chicago whose name i don't remember, who may be my soulmate, and i have no way of finding him. it was the most romantic encounter of my life.

The Rookie said...

This is just so apropos for this moment in my life. So very exact.

Brittany said...

i wish i could write out all your lovely snippets (in beautiful handwriting, of course) in a little notebook and have them on hand when i need to remind myself to be brave or to try to explain to someone why i am the way i am. you get it.

sharlyn emily said...

how haven't i heard this before? heard. as in.. yes, your voice. (i presume). this, meg. this, must be the reason you are an actress. on top of thousands of others. this voice. goodness. thats all it is. goodness.

xo