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It’s bottled up, there, just above your head.

A cloud filled with all the love I could never hold, a cloud filled with all the love I wanted to give to you, a cloud filled with desperation and hope and dreams and…

Don’t look up… or wait, maybe do.

It might rain down on you in a monstrous storm that I can’t control. I’ve been storing all my thoughts and feelings, storing them… waiting. And now, swirling around above your head like a storm cloud waiting to catch me off guard.

But still…

The rumbling echos of thunder, the blinding sparks of lightning — it’s all there, in the cloud hovering above that I am determined to regain control of.

I let it out, slowly… calmly, like the cleansing of a spring rain. It wants to explode from its bindings but I stay, there… locked in the moment. It falls gently… once again. Slowly, like the building up of a smile on a newborns face. It touches me… I let it. Rolling down my face as I raise my gaze to the now calm cloud perched in the sky.

Reminding me that love flows, gentle and affirming, careful and consistent.

But still…

Messy, tousled — ever-changing, fluid.

Mending your soul and breaking your heart.

Saving you a seat.

Love is the all of everything.


I really love Amy Krouse Rosenthal. If you don’t already know of her… you should. Click the link to find out about her and the last installment of her Beckoning The Lovely Project, being released on 11/11/11.

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I was visiting blogs recently and got very enthralled with… well, many of them. But, I perseverated on this video by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and became inspired to make a request.

Tomorrow, Friday, July 23rd, is my birthday. I’ll be… I’ll be older. Amy requested that as many people as possible text “I love you” to someone who they loved and who had made an impact on their life on her birthday. I guess I’ve always had trouble with the word love. I don’t say it often (possible not at all), unless you are one of the three children that I bore (yes, I could possibly mean that several different ways). So, my request isn’t specific to you texting “I love you” to someone. But, I think sending a text to someone you care about and letting them know that they are in your thoughts… right then, at that very moment, could bring a whole lot of joy to our sometimes over-powering worlds.

If I’m lucky enough to be the recipient of a text or two, then so be it. But make sure you send your “I’m thinking about you” or your “I care about you” text to someone who brightens your life and fills your soul… because — “nothing breaks from good wishes being thrown at it” — how cool is that?

So, on Friday 7/23 at 7:23pm send your text!

Got it?

Oh, and the rest of my request is that you come back here and let me know you did it and let me know how it made you feel. I hope sending a little care package in the form of a text will fill your heart with warm fuzzies.

See you back here later.

7:23 pm on 7/23

Thank you Caroline! #clove


Send your text in whatever timezone you are in!!

A good feeling needs no timezone!

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