[photo from riomaggiore, italy]
an unravelling of fear, barriers crumbling, goals set and reaching.
a single tear, weightless on my cheek or words stuck in my throat or excitement stinging at the backs of my eyes. take all of that and add the stilling of my racing heart as i walk towards the eiffel tower for the first time and the fairytale of it all floods every possible part of me.
or the smell the hot tarmac and salty humidity that hits me, every aquamarine flight into hawaii.
or the way the smooth cobblestone in riomaggiore feels under my bare feet.
or the greatness of those big new zealand skies.
the giddy excitement and throbbing of my heart from the motion of a train as it moves from the platform faster and faster and faster, away.
the setting sun in an unfamiliar place. new food. new people. a new way of seeing.
an open mind.
an open heart.
i finally understand.
recognising how it all fits together, how we’re all so connected, how everything is in its place and everything has its way
how everything moves or shifts and the right things come if we just have faith. or patience. or do whatever we need to do
to live with joy and live with love and let the worry the fear the unknowingness