#1 - My niece's instant smile and happy face when she awoke beside me, the land of the living her simple presence nudges me to return to.
#2 - "When you are 6 can you spell?" 5 Year old niece
#3 - Seeing a smile of joy on the face of a boy playing chess. He sat across from a man, who seemed to be someone other than his father (at least they didn't look alike), at the public library.
#4 - Last night I rested my head against a heartbeat and heard "Good-bye," "Good-bye" repeated over and over again. It wasn't angry, it just was. I tried to switch the word in my mind but it was as if the heartbeat and that exact word were equivalent, it wouldn't change. I didn't really know what it meant, is it good-bye to this person? Good-bye to me? Good-bye to what we were? Good-bye to who we are now?
I still don't know. But I did write a long poem of sorts today, each line beginning, "You said good-bye to me when..."
It needed to come out.
#5 - Taking a quick nap after writing that poem and the space in myself when I awoke again.