UntitledI am innocence.
I am the child who plays alone and doesn't care, surrounded by scattered toys and assembled creations.
I am the girl with the temerity to approach a solitary boy and say "Hello, how do you do, let's be friends."
I am the seeds of a wildflower sown, destined to someday become greater than all its brethren.
I am the knot in your stomach whenever you think of holding hands, banished to the nether parts of your heart where, though you don't realise it, I can do my worst.
I am the courage you drew from a well you hadn't know existed, heated and shaped into a weapon you will wield against the fear that holds you back.
I am the electricity that arcs across fingertips brushing, charging the air with exhilarating flashes of fiery colours.
I am the flower that grew unattended, blooming to reveal startling pastel splashes in dull green garb.
I am love.
I am the warm air cooling the hot blush that spreads across your cheeks when you hold hands under the table, when you savour a pri
A grand, regal lack of sound and substance. I'm drifting in a void, drawn further in by the nothingness around me. I'm sinking in a pool of black, a never-ending, all-encroaching pool of black. A blissful, terrifying, serene, chaotic abyss.
From the depths rises a sound. I shiver, though of fear or anticipation I know not. The sound is a whisper, a word, a shout, a scream. Now its crystalline tones have turned harsh, primal. This emptiness is being contorted and crushed, pressed into a shrinking ball that is picked up and devoured by the new blinding, fundamental light. I squeeze my eyes shut.
Decrescendo. A rhythmic beating emerges.
The crudity of the light begins to fade. Tentatively, I open my eyes again, and I gasp. What before was empty darkness is now grey earth and white sky, cleanly separated by a horizon that stretches out far in the distance.
As I watch, the ground trembles. Translucent mountains e
Gravity - TranslationOnce upon a time, there was a Boy for whom the Earth seemed to have developed a special liking. All that was his pose, hair, clothes hung down, stretched towards a ground always near and yet always so far, attracted by a force three times more insistent than that acting upon others.
However, the Boy had refused since his earliest childhood to give in to this clingy Earth, to grant it that which it wanted the most: his eyes, and thereby his heart. Because it was not of a pulsing, mechanical sack of flesh and blood that the child beat, but rather of a heart that was light and pure, made of gold and set in glass, held up by feathers that were weightlessness in their own right.
Thus, he kept his gaze always a few degrees above the horizon. Full of himself, they said, or simply stupid. But he, the Boy, did not take notice of these words, because he was neither: he was hope and he was daydream and he was romance.
Still, despite this light heart, the Boy passed by people without
GraviteIl était une fois un Garçon pour qui la Terre semblait avoir développé un amour spécial. Tout ce qui lui appartenait pose, cheveux, vêtements pendait, étiré vers un sol toujours près et encore toujours si loin, attiré par une force trois fois plus insistante que celle agissant sur les autres.
Cependant, le Garçon refusait depuis sa plus jeune enfance de céder à cette Terre trop collante, de lui accorder ce qu'elle voulait le plus : ses yeux, et ainsi, son cur. Car ce n'est pas d'un sac pulsant et mécanique que battait l'enfant; mais plutôt d'un cur léger et beau, fait d'étain et orné de verre, soutenu par des plumes.
Il gardait ainsi son regard toujours quelques degrés au-delà de l'horizon. Imbu, disait-on de lui, ou tout simplement sot. Mais lui, le Garçon, ne se préoccupait pas de ces propos, car il n'était ni l'un, ni l'autre : non, il éta
A dream of you and of mei.
They met in a dream,
among paper lilies and cotton candy trees;
wondered at the odds of meeting someone in their sleep;
discovered that they both liked music and festivals and flowers and crafts;
fell in love;
decided to marry, one day--
(though the sooner, the better.)
And they woke,
and thought about their dream.
They decided it felt real,
decided that no mere dream could inspire love
(awe maybe, terror certainly, but not love, no, never love);
decided that there was someone else, somewhere,
just waiting to find or be found.
We met again, of course:
again, and again, and again,
never growing tired of the ride,
always hoping for one more round.
We promised that we would wait,
that no one else could ever make us feel this way.
We came up with our sign,
our nod to one another,
our way of fishing each other out
from a sea of not-him's and not-me's.
And we waited.
We would be patient in our standby,
spending our days
dreaming of our nights,
living only when life
wonderlandchildish inquisitiveness dominating instinctive reluctance
she breaks her carefree march and
r u n s
with all the glee and spirit of her youth
toward the light that has grown to
encompass all the horizon
like the rising
The fluorescents overhead don't seem to be working. I can still see those around me, but I don't think about it.
I can hear the senior band playing through the open doorway up ahead, just beyond the thin veil of hushed whisperings of the low brass players of the junior ensemble. Us. What I wouldn't give to play like that, like them.
I feel a familiar foe wrap itself snugly around my abdomen. The one that speaks soft, sly words into my ear, telling me that no matter how much I think I've prepared for this, no matter how much I've tried, I won't succeed. I won't be able to make a sound. I'll choke.
A dull pain shoos away those insidious whispers. Right. Breathe. Don't forget to breathe. Isn't that what every music teacher tells you? That you can only be good as the amount of air -- ever-present, ever-evasive air -- you take in? I try to suck in as much of it as I can, up until I feel my lungs will burst if I try to fit in a single breath more, and then exhale. The others look a