Sunday, March 30, 2008

Nearly here...

*BONK* "OUCH"!

"Ahem". She stood up, brushing the dirt and crushed daffodils off her blue jeans and new lavender v-neck top.

"Sorry about the mess, but I just fell back onto the face of the earth." She paused a moment, eyes widening in amazement, with a touch of fear. Of their own accord, her feet took a step back.

"I didn't realize there were so many," she whispered in awe. "Beautiful."

Scattered all around her were dewy, yellow petals. Words were inscribed on them, translucent, softly shimmering.

She reached for the first petal and started reading. Although she knew that it would take a while to catch up, she missed her friends' words. Funny, insightful, and poignant thoughts lifted her spirits. She smiled, then reached for another.

She knew that she also had words to share. Spending time in the dark void of outer space was the perfect place for thinking thoughts that took time to brew and steep. The experience was layered in emotion, eye-opening. Bitter notes here, some sadness there, but ending in a resulting sweetness with the vision of a fuller love and life.

"Soon," she promised herself quietly. "Soon."

6 comments:

Michal said...

beautifully put. i've missed you. i'll be waiting for more.

Mamita said...

I'm so excited that you're back! I thought maybe you'd ran off with your crush from your last entry or something!

mindyluwho said...

My "I'll be backs" consist of just that...yours is so beautifully poetic. Miss you too!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Rebecca's back and there's gonna be trouble.....

Well, maybe not. But you are back. Yay!

Kimberly said...

Argh! I read this but forgot to comment. Welcome back! Beautifully written post...you have such a talent!

Jen said...

Welcome back!