But First, This.

This quote I read stopped me in my tracks and made me think about the world differently.

This look he gave me from across the room sent messages to all of my receptors.

This day brings with it so much possibility and light, change and opportunity.

This feeling of spinning when you should be dancing.

This strange need to participate and express what’s been on the tip of my tongue for years.

This refusal to accept things as they are sometimes, when I have no power over consequence.

This moment, when something begins and ends, stalls or quickens.

This peach that I was too impatient to wait for, with tough skin and reminders.

This room which holds my personality in its walls and feelings on the floor.

This woman hiding behind fear and doubt and keeping it in.

This sentence that fills in the blanks, empty spaces taken up by words.

This book he told me to read and shared with me, so full of hope for a connection.