Thursday, June 17, 2010

let go

It didn't take much for her to know it was the truth. There was something in the flavor of the air that day, in the delicate balance of salt and taffy, the rancid smell of the beached whale.  She didn't think about it so much as she felt it.  There was something in the fragile nature of the fog that day, the way she felt as though if she moved, it would shatter around her.

She had built up a life she hated. She had climbed to the top of the great pyramid, stepping on the backs of the people who had built it, clawing at hair and limbs to get there first. And now there were expectations. Expectations and responsibilities. Expectations and responsibilities and committments.

I can't live like this, she thought.
I won't live like this, she said out loud.
Somewhere a seagull let out a low call, and she felt a tiny crab venture over the veins in her foot. The white foam of the ocean bubbled around her, and the swollen waves coughed up seaweed and glass.
I will leave, she realized, I will run away from this grown up world
I don't need more money, I need more life!


Anonymous said...

loved this.


oh how beautiful :) i adore the accompanying images!

elly said...

Oh, my dear! Thank you so much for the words you left me. You have no idea how much I needed to hear them. They were so, so perfect. You must be made of magic.
I am so happy the girl in your tiny story found her way. How lucky she is.

Rosie said...

hello :)

you have a beautiful blog!! so so dreamy wit so much inspiration ♥

thank you for leaving such a lovely comment!!


Regan said...

Wow! Those photos are amazing!

C'est La Vie said...

um. thats me talking. like you wrote the things in my head right now.
L.O.V.E.D. this

Silvia Couture said...

love~!! Great post!


Anonymous said...

captivating. x

eva said...

Absolutely lovely. Sorry if this is a silly question, but do you write these things yourself? If so you're very talented

Thanks for the comment!

mermaidqueen said...

i freaking love your blog. i just found it last night, and it's gorgeous. the pictures you use are beautiful and the things you write are splendid!! thanks for sharing your imagination and feelings with us

Tash said...

beautiful post, beautiful words. i especially loved the part with the swollen waves coughing up seaweed and glass.

p.s. thank you for the lovely comment on my blog ♥

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