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9.22.2011

counting.




it was cool. the air was cool in coming home.
suddenly.
the promise of fall made manifest.
the streets quiet. 
me padding down the sloping hill. 

and there came a push: remember this. 

the thought leaned into me. 

remember this. this sacred time of night. this alone time. this feel of the air. this ritual that has made your life these last few years, remember this. your days by the river are numbered. these carefree days--untouched and totally afraid--are numbered. 


23 comments:

Rachel Del Grosso said...

Beautiful

Anonymous said...

are you currently dating someone!? That's amazing! All the best for you!

Clementine said...

This is beautiful. I know the exact thought you are speaking of.. having lived up there, and knowing that I wouldn't be by that river forever... sent heart ache through my spine but also softened my chest... so I could breathe easier.

~BB~ said...

so beautiful. what a way to try and capture the fleeting feelings we all have...

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

This just gave me goosebumps! I'm no expert, but I think you should get this published. Honestly, this is beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

Hold on to your memories, not everyone gets adventures like this.

sara said...

i have these moments all the time. you've described them perfectly.

Mackenzie said...

you just summed up this new feeling in my heart. i am so ready to shake off the messy end of summer and put on a fall coat of lovely to prance around the city in :)

Rebecca said...

You paint such breathtaking pictures. Thanks for inspiration. I could read this post over and over. Bec.

The Lewicutt's est 2006 said...

Me too. Me too. I thought the same thing as I sat in the backyard, looking at the lake. The warm, humid breeze that gives my skin a sparkly dewy appearence... My days here are numbered. And I will miss the warm breezes.

Alex said...

You know I love your writing. This is certainly no exception. When you publish a book one day, I'll be the first in line to buy it!

jorjiapeach said...

:]

debbiecutieface said...

your blog makes me happy.

Reina and Tyler said...

You should write a book. You're an amazing writer and you should be published. Never stop.

hayleynicole said...

Beautifully written. This is one your posts that will stay in my head for days.

wildchild said...

hauntingly beautiful, as always.

Jacob said...

you have a way with words, my friend.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

I've been having the same sort of feelings these days.... stunning.

forward [e]motion said...

i felt every single word.

i'm trying to hold onto these feelings, too.
right now everything feels so significant. so important, and beautiful and fleeting, and i wish i could just pin it all down and pack it all away.

but something new, something different is coming. and i feel it too, at this time of night. after a hot day of warm winds, the night cools off and i i feel it - the need to remember.

good thing you've got this blog to help you remember meg (and for us to share with you!)

bel. xx

meg said...

My oh my, you have a way with words.

Carrie Rosalind said...

So beautiful. I have so many "remember this" moments too where I just try to take everything in.

Emily said...

Gorgeous. "These carefree days--untouched and totally afraid" - I love that line. I love everything you write, but I keep coming back to that line. xx

The Egg said...

love. love. love. love!

xoxo the egg out west.