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8.22.2011

my wish.

this is what i want to say to you:

just for tonight, let's be happy.

just for tonight let's forget about all that's come before. gloss over the fissures, smile from that small store yet untouched by sadness. just for tonight let's take a cab home, sit close and revel in whoosh of summer's fading air.

and if we have to go moment by moment, breath by breath we will--if that's all we can manage, so be it. if all we can do is the three feet in front of us, then we'll take those three feet together.

just for tonight.

just for tonight smile. just for tonight let me get a good look at those laugh lines ringing your eyes. just for tonight let me see how many times i can make you swallow a snort.

i could tell you it all gets better. i could tell you there's meaning in all of this and that the how are you's won't always feel like scythes cutting through fields of tall grass. and i could do my very best to reach in and pull you out--and i'd have some pull, i would, having been there before, a near native of the murky depths of that great, big blue. but it wouldn't be fair. there is a power in the floundering--the ocean salts do heal. so i won't try to. i'll head to the shore and go about the forward motion this life demands.

but before the floundering, before the blur, before the sinking and pulling, let's take tonight. to levitate. to be fifteen and carefree and pay no mind to what comes next. to kiss with the space between our toes--to hold hands and have that be enough.

25 comments:

Franziska said...

Just what I needed to read today. Let's wish for tonight. Thank you!

Lottie said...

You have a way with words...I wish I was so talented! xx

Little Tree Vintage said...

well written as always. loved it!

~BB~ said...

that's beautiful and inspires so many beautiful thoughts...

writingthislife.com said...

I am always so excited when I see your header pop up in my blog reader. Your writing motivates me and fills me with joy!

Cheers!

Anna

Alexandria said...

Stunning.

wildchild said...

so beautiful.

Kelsey said...

Thank you! This is breathtaking.

Allie said...

One. Of your best. :)

Leslie said...

this is just lovely. and i know the feeling.

BuoyantlyBlithe said...

Lovely words-- just what I wanted to read this morning!

Jessica said...

This is such a beautiful post.
You really are a lovely writer.
I'm wondering when you'll get a call to make a collection of your posts into a book? :)

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Mel said...

Jeeeez this is beautiful. I absolutely love the sentiment, and the unique way you've said it.

Also, I can't WAIT for Like Crazy!!

Lara {simply irresistible blog} said...

You have a way with words my dear. This is beautifully written.

-Maria- said...

goosebumps...

by r. said...

this is wonderful. i love writing like this.
also, my husband and i are going to nyc for the weekend in january, so i thought i'd ask you what area of town we should stay in manhattan. we were thinking of distrikt hotel, but i know it's in the time square area. is there anything you recommend?

s a m said...

such a lovely last line, Meg. "to kiss with the space between our toes--to hold hands and have that be enough." intimate and sweet.

Natasha said...

I wish you were my thought process so everything I say would sound as eloquent and beautiful as these words you write. I write the same way, but my mouth is full of "um."

Anonymous said...

Meg,

I have been following your blog for a few months now, and I have to say that your writing is so poetic and inspiring. This post particularly struck me when I read it today. It is romantic but real and that makes it beautiful. Makes me think of all the relationships in my past...It is like you are putting the experiences from my mind into words; it is very relate-able.

You truly have a talent!

-An admirer

katielizabethawkes said...

this is brilliant. it's perfect. it made my insides wiggle a bit. [in a totally not gross way.]

Mindy said...

you are magic!

Leighana said...

This is exactly what I needed to do today. Thank you for the inspirations Meg. Keep writing & finding happiness anyway you can get it.

Kerri said...

Thank You: http://theheartofthecityblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/lets-be-happy.html

Mackenzie said...

oh, this is so apt. i still get a weepy when i pass my his subway stop. those three feet will soon turn into longer stretches, i'm sure. in time. thank you for the reassuring words. xoxo

BrightEyedWashingtonian said...

i have felt this so deep in my core before. and believed that it could happen. and it did a couple of times. and then morning comes and it's like that person the night before has vanished and is no where in sight even though they are just feet from you making breakfast for two. but that feeling... that feeling is gone. been there. hope you are well.

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