“when i look around
i think this, this is good enough
and i try to laugh
at whatever life brings
cuz when i look down
i just miss all the good stuff
and when i look up
i just trip over things”
~ ani difranco, “as is”

sometimes you hear lyrics or read a poem and in the wonder of that moment, the words hit you in just the right way, and you get it – you really, really get it, and you feel, “this is me. this is what i’m going thru. this is exactly how i feel. these are the words i wish i’d penned/sang/breathed into this world.” your heart picks up pace for a moment and you wonder how someone else could express so precisely exactly what your little heart is beating within you.
i don’t really like to use capital letters in my writing, because i am not yet an “I”, and hope i never begin to think of myself as one. i am an i, a little one, a work in progress who exists to continue to learn herself one moment at a time and make the world her home, living for shining days and seconds when the curtain of reality flutters to expose pieces of dreams.  i want to laugh at whatever life brings and i never, never want to miss all the good stuff. i don’t want to slide on through – i want to really, really live.