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Sing With Me If It's Just For Today...
If I should fall behind, Guyster, wait for me.
It’s a sound barely heard yet the force of it can be loud and profound, whether driven by despair, bliss, or relief.

A mother walks into her son’s room to find the toys and some old food all over the carpet. Her initial anger turning to resolve, she shakes her head and sighs. A teenaged girl sees the boy, one who never notices her even though she knows everything about him, walk past her in the hallway between classes, and she wistfully smiles the softest release of a breath. The salesman with a bad comb-over climbs back into his car after an unsuccessful meeting, filled with the fear of an upcoming mortgage payment, he lets out a low heave while clutching the steering wheel.

My thumb caresses his picture every night, and I whisper a prayer that only he will hear. My shoulders slump, I kiss the glass that protects the picture, and I sigh.
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quuf From: quuf Date: June 25th, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess it's the opposite of the animating breath. The most basic confession of helplessness.

And then, you inhale . . .
cricketshay From: cricketshay Date: June 25th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
beautiful *hugs*
katryxx From: katryxx Date: June 25th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
What about the one that comes after your soul has had its moment of bliss, spending a few precious seconds as close as it can possibly be to its other half? That sigh is the one of absolute peace and contentment, and is most wonderful.
creactivity From: creactivity Date: June 25th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
fairy From: fairy Date: June 26th, 2005 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
What an emotional and beautiful entry. You described that sound perfectly...and I know exactly what sound you speak of.
fabulist From: fabulist Date: June 26th, 2005 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I know the sound only too well, especially lately.
mengus From: mengus Date: July 2nd, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Where the hell are you? God. I miss you!
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