9.10.2011

29 Moments


  • The way the air feels the very second before the first drop of rain falls

  • The way the air tastes as her lips hover near yours right before you kiss for the first time

  • The sound of the silence just after you've said the words which finally landed with someone whose heart you're breaking

  • The feeling just after you've made the decision to surrender and reach out for help from someone

  • The second squeeze of a hug from someone you don't want to let go of

  • When you realize that someone you've wanted to meet for a long time hasn't disappointed you and lived up to expectations

  • The pause before hitting the delete key on an entire day's work because you realize it's useless

  • That feeling right before you're going to cry, when you are trying your hardest not to and you know it's going to happen anyway

  • The goosebumps on your skin just after you step outside on the first day after summer when you need a jacket

  • The meeting of your eyes by a stranger just after you've been caught checking them out

  • The rage that explodes through you just after you've made the decision to hit someone

  • Knowing you're about to break a promise

  • The sensation on your tongue as you try chocolate and port for the first time

  • The first drop from the sprinkler / water hose on a hot summer day

  • The realization that you've forgotten, just for a little while, that you are in pain

  • The pause just before the click the last time you ever say goodbye to someone, and mean it, over the phone 

  • The excitement just before the mailbox door opens wide enough for you to see inside when you're expecting a letter

  • The disappointment just after the mailbox door opens wide enough for you to see inside when you're expecting a letter, and nothing's there

  • The second you realize you're about to spend a long time bored

  • The surge of power when you've finally placed yourself in the perfect position to turn and pin the opponent

  • The snapping sound in your brain the second you realize you deserve better than what you've been getting and you stand up and demand it

  • The second you reach down to grab a piece of toilet paper, and the roll is empty, and you've not been shopping in a while, and you've just moved out of your parents home, and you realize for the first time that you're truly on your own

  • Coming out of the confusion of the panic-induced haze just after you've been in an auto accident that was your fault

  • The pause just before a child cries because you accidentally hurt it

  • The anticipation of the needle on your skin just after the tattoo machine buzzes for the first time

  • The wave of satisfaction the moment you realize something you built, organized or conceived actually works

  • The fear-tinged rush shooting through your body the moment you realize you're going too fast and need to slow down

  • The rush of heightened awareness when you're sneaking into a place you're not supposed to be

  • The fear of hitting the "Publish" button