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One small moment.
So insignificant, but not to me.
Never to me.
Everything was harmonious
and rich and bright
and loud and all of it was all at once,
and I swear I forgot to breathe.
In one moment,
I felt emotions of depth and complexity that I can
never truly express.
Not on paper.
Paper isn’t real, paper isn’t alive enough.
Words aren’t alive enough.
I felt emotions that transcended the boundary of writer and paper,
emotions that flowed and swirled about a great untouchable Ether.
My body was lightning and my mind was lagging thunder.
Searing tendrils crept through my chest.
I felt heavy and light, sad and happy,
confused, delighted, all at once.
I could’ve died and been happy then.
I could’ve sang or cried or danced
or just closed my eyes
and let that turbulent whirlwind beat me senseless and dumb and blind,
and I did.
I was dumb and blind, and never happier.
Life was vibrant and colorful in that instant.
In that spark, a whole reality was born.
A whole universe full of life and love,
a creation that we gave breath and life, together, however inadvertent it was.
Whole galaxies where physics was emotion and life was a song,
self-contained, and completely invulnerable.
A kernel of purity on a dismal spring day.
Captured forever, etched into my skin.
You and I together.