Standing in the afterglow of rapture

Oh come, and we will celebrate the things that make us real,
The things that break us open, and the things that make us feel
Like these accidental meetings up and partings of the way
Are not so much our choice but in the blood of how we’re made,
It’s like the way I have to write down almost everything I see,
So that the record does obscure the thing the record used to be,
And I know I’m not unlucky,
I was just born this way.

But I’m blessed –
Just to be, more or less –
Standing in the afterglow of rapture with the words the rapture left.

Are you blessed?
Just to be, more or less?
Now you’re standing in the afterglow of rapture, but there is no rapture left.

Emmy the Great, Paper Forest


About Seeing with Brahmin eyes
My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

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