October 31, 2011
I want to write a blog entry that is brimming with positivity.
One that will, cheesy as it may sound, brighten someone's day. Or night. Make it radiant enough to inspire that person to share even the softest of its embers to another. Kindling the tiniest of flickers that can quickly turn ablaze. In turn sparking a chain of brilliance radiating from that single entry.
Then maybe even just a glimmer of such brightness would find its way back to me.
Before long I'll be floating in a sea of lights, much like today in this park. But even their radiance won't dispel all the shadows, much less those growing within me. And beyond the food, drink, music and festive mood, the smoke from the flames makes my eyes water. My chest starts to heave, and I steady myself against a slab of marble.
I flew in this weekend, and I am again... home. But for the first time in years, it doesn't feel like it.
photo from here