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  • I'm just sitting. Quiet and alone. Not particularly riding a wave of happiness. Thinking about the bills, the to-dos, my laundry. Thinking about whats in my fridge that I can eat for dinner. Thinking about the lousy Brita filter and wondering if its time to change it yet. Just sitting still and thinking and sighing every few minutes.

    I'm surfing the net. Quiet and alone. Not particularly riding a wave of enchantment. Stalking random people's photographs on Facebook and imagining their lives. Bookmarking the expensive vacation that I should be saving for. Clipping out photos and colors that bring me a smile. Watching Gossip Girl on surfthechannel.com. Just sitting still and immersing myself in other people lives, fantasies and helplessness.

    And then it happens. Out of the blue. Like an invisible dart that awakens me out of my quietude and aloofness. And I get breathless. And I say "WOW"

    A sudden blush. A chord of song. Whatever - I step out of my own bubble and My god, I'm in love with it. In love with the people in my life, the blessings, the work I do. I am suddenly overwhelmed with gratitude for no particular reason, to no particular person. It is in that moment. Pause. The lyrical beauty of my own life astounds me.

    And I think - OMG, My life is so beautiful. Still quiet, still alone - but recklessly riding the waves of love and contentment.
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