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2.01.2011

saturday night.

everything was tinged with magic.

there it was. that silly, overwrought, ill-advised word: magic.

but that's how it seemed.

the gentle, teeming snowflakes--exhausted and exhausting only days before now new again. and clear.

the passing of a guy she had known seven years before. as strangers. smiling at the near run-in, ducking her head, giving thanks for the miss.

the skateboarders on the overpass. the grinding of their frantic wheels contrasting the steady hurtling moan of the subway.

she wore no makeup. and felt beautiful. felt the eyes of the men around her.

this is happiness.

the thought didn't flicker past, didn't approach slowly. it just was. everywhere and all at once--encircling, encompassing, bone-rattling.

15 comments:

kara lynn said...

so beautiful.

you are a fabulously inspiring writer and i will say it again and again.

thank you for your inspiration.

sending love.

k

Ruth said...

Beautiful, Meg. Like always.

AbbieBabble said...

Oh, Miss Meg. You describe feelings so perfectly. That one, the one where you look around, and you are happy, and that is that, is possibly the best one out there. I'm so glad you were experiencing it.

Laura Marie said...

What Kara said.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

:)

that's all.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

oh, and what kara said.

Amber said...

I like everything about this post.

Mackenzie said...

i just adore this. not going to lie, i might have welled up. MIGHT HAVE.

no, i really did. i'm a pansy, but you're a fantastic writer, meg. thank you for sharing your talent with the world. :)

marissa said...

i get those "happy" bone rattling moments too. great work.

Ashley said...

Meg you are so inspiring, you really are, This is lovely. :)

Jessica Lynn said...

I do love this all at once happiness. I need more of that.

sugarmouse said...

officially a fan of your blog (:

Jessica said...

Pretty! Thanks for sharing...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful inside and out! :)

Mary said...

Lovely.

This reminded me of a song I've been listening to a lot lately. Here it is if you want to hear it, I think you might like it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqUsAHTUPTU&feature=BF&list=QL&index=3

You have moxie, Meg. I admire that.
Keep on keeping on!