Forget Me Never

jack and brit
“We’re after the same rainbow’s end,
Waitin’ ’round the bend.
My huckleberry friend,
Moonriver, and me.”

-Henry Mancini

There is this thing about me. I do not feel things passively. Feelings usually pass through me like thunderstorms.

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Girl: Happy

 
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.” 
-Emily Dickinson

Kurt Vonnegut once said, “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim, or murmur, or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’” I thought of this quote not long ago during one such moment, and I did just that- it wasn’t an emphatic exclamation, but a contented vocalization: “I’m happy.” And that was the first time I can ever recall recognizing happiness at it’s exactness.