" a palpable magic "

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when you have been given access to realms unknown, it behooves you to just take one moment to be still and behold.

it can be a place. like walking into a cathedral in the afternoon, the sunlight streaming in through the filter of massive stained glass panels. or walking into a stadium with thousands and thousands of people writhing in their seats cheering and filling up space.

or looking out from the edge of a massive canyon; the sheer size overshadowing you entirely, and you reset the scale of the world. or slipping beneath the surface of the ocean while waves of saltwater flow over and swirl around you; such a feeling of bliss and contentment to be held aloft and afloat by the sea.

people are like that too. you can find yourself in the presence of someone very special, and they fill you with awe, wonderment, a sense of love you've never known, and a flavor of beauty which you've never experienced.

when you have the opportunity to peer behind the green curtain, to cross over the threshold, so enter a world unseen previous, make the time to be thankful, respectful, and open your heart to it all. a vision and experience such as that is a rare and lovely thing, and the resonance of which rarely loses its power.

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" the best impromptu idea of the day "

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"meet me in the park," and time stood still. the stars aligned, cardinals flew past, and the sun hung long and low, golden and perfect. all the trees swayed gently in the deep afternoon, while we spread out the wood and coals in the BBQ pit.

no worries left, no stresses or pressing matters to attend to. nothing but sheer blisses and friendship blossoming in that lovely conversational time between arrival and grilled chicken sandwich.

this was how the universe was supposed to be; spending time with loved ones, cooking food out of doors, talking, hiding beer consumption for the police, and riding the day out in a manner of our own choosing. simplicity and summer joys!

excelsior!

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 5”-8” snowfall on the ground, and the drifts absorb the sounds of the borough. 
 at 6pm, all goes softer, more serene. as if we all are readying to whisper to each other the tales of our day. 
 shoes go from slosh to slush to crunch to squinch. the lovely pitter-patter of locomotion. 
 somehow we’re all in it together, and home never feels closer than now. all around, soft flakes waver back and forth on invisible strings, as if wings failed, they decided to just ease into the wind, and see what would happen. 
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5”-8” snowfall on the ground, and the drifts absorb the sounds of the borough.

at 6pm, all goes softer, more serene. as if we all are readying to whisper to each other the tales of our day.

shoes go from slosh to slush to crunch to squinch. the lovely pitter-patter of locomotion.

somehow we’re all in it together, and home never feels closer than now. all around, soft flakes waver back and forth on invisible strings, as if wings failed, they decided to just ease into the wind, and see what would happen.

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—- 
 when you think it’s all despair, 
 when you think that nothing will come of it, or you’re not good enough, 
 you don’t deserve anything good, or a love in your life, 
 or any of those things which make you happy and whole and comforted and safe, 
 a great gift will most likely appear in front of you. 

 you recognize the moment, 
 and how it will affect you from that point onward. 
 full-faced and filled with an infinite light, 
 everything finds an alignment. 
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when you think it’s all despair,

when you think that nothing will come of it, or you’re not good enough,

you don’t deserve anything good, or a love in your life,

or any of those things which make you happy and whole and comforted and safe,

a great gift will most likely appear in front of you.

you recognize the moment,

and how it will affect you from that point onward.

full-faced and filled with an infinite light,

everything finds an alignment.

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