I watch the way sleep sometimes, the way you breathe, how your eyes move so quickly behind closed eyelids and I wonder. Do you dream of me? You swear you don’t dream at all, but I witness it every night. The way you murmur softly to yourself, fling your arms open wide, encouraging me to come to you even in sleep. When I move within your reach, you wrap your arms tight around me and nestle close, it seems to sooth you and you sleep soundly once more, as though by holding me you are perfectly satisfied. You make me feel at home and every night I am reminded that this is how it feels to be loved so completely.
Close your eyes.
Tell me the first thing that comes into your mind.
Is it a colour? Thoughts of how the rain smells when it falls? The soft pink petals of the cherry blossoms as they bloom and fade while you’re thinking about them? The way her eyelashes brush against her skin like the softest of kisses, or the scent he carries when he walks through the door at the end of each day – hard work and sweat and laughter.
Did you know laughter has a scent at all? It does. Think about that the next time you laugh and see if you can describe it. Is it even possible to describe freedom, because isn’t that what laughter is?
Freedom is simple, right?
Don’t ever let yourself be caged. Even if you feel trapped by life, don’t let it cage you. Make choices, fight, scream, ask a stranger why they have tears behind their smile, chase the moon, dance in the dappled sunshine that flickers through the brief part of the day you get to spend outside.
I will NEVER get tired of this song.
“oh, there are pictures.. I keep them where I need the most cheering up.”
Before Maggie was born, Homer Simpson worked at the Nuclear Plant because he needed the money to pay for all his debt. Once Homer Simpson finally payed the debt, he quit his job to work at his dream job at the bowling alley. When Homer Simpson found out that Marge was pregnant with Maggie, he became depressed that he had to quit his job at the bowling alley because the salary couldn’t support them. When Homer Simpson begged Mr. Burns for his old life back, he put a plaque that reads “Don’t Forget: You’re Here Forever.” When Maggie was born, Homer instantly fell in love with her. When Lisa asked Homer where did all Maggie’s baby pictures went, Homer explains that he keeps it where he needs it the most…