Sunday, April 24, 2016

8 Minutes

It's 8:22 PM and I'm home alone and I'm scared I'm gonna be home alone for a long time

It's 8:23 PM and it's raining outside, the light kind of rain that tickles your ears but could be sad if you wanted it to be, and I'm not sure if I do

It's 8:24 PM and I turned off all the lights in the house just so I could feel twilight fall into the kitchen

It's 8:25 PM and I don't want my parents to come home just yet

It's 8:26 PM and somebody bothered to buy roses for the countertop, which is sad because flowers have a predetermined ending, but then again I guess people do too

It's 8:27 PM and I think it's in the quiet moments between speaking and listening that I realize life is happening, that I'm happening, and that I don't want these moments to be small

It's 8:28 PM, and I still need someone to share said moments with.

19 comments:

  1. "It's 8:27 PM and I think it's in the quiet moments between speaking and listening that I realize life is happening, that I'm happening, and that I don't want these moments to be small"
    #Y.E.S.

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  2. just ... this whole thing.

    also you're a wizard because you somehow posted at 8:28 and it hasn't happened yet and i love that

    this whole thing really - it's simple but has so much depth. and its so... right now. i love everything about this post.

    this beautiful music in the background really adds - it matches the mood.

    solstice you are a blogging queen.

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  3. 8:26 wow, i love that line so much

    8:27 pure magic. i felt that line

    you are simply amazing, and i love everything you have to say

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  4. 8:26 and 8:27 pm

    got me feeling some kind of way

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  5. Madonna once sang about 4 minutes and saving the world and this is twice as good.

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  6. i guess people do too

    i dont want theses moments to be small

    this is important.

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  7. guys
    8:22-8:28 IS NOT EIGHT MINUTES WHAT HAVE I DONE

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    1. that makes this post even better, which I didn't think was possible.

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  8. 10:22 Just realized that we had to post today.....

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    1. I still think you're pretty alright

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  9. Why are you such a breathtaking writer, because I'm not sure it's totally fair.
    But I feel this, and I relate to this, and I wish I wrote this, and this is good, and better than good, and I love it more than anything.

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  10. talented writer/human
    i love all of your work

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  11. i dont even know how to say this but your word speak to my soul and i just love this ok

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  12. I'm so glad I met you in 10th grade, you've literally changed my perspective on life. So pumped for NFFTY and SkillsUSA and anything else in the future!

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  13. i feel 8:26 and 8:27. literallly stealing this idea for my own blog. ill give you idea credit tho. #sorrynotsorry bc this was amazing. and "some other place" was playing while i read this so it was very soul inspiring.

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  14. the part about the roses and the speaking and listening.
    so good. thank you.

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