This I Believe

There are beautiful hearts in the world.

Hearts desiring deeply, caring broadly, and loving with wild abandon.

I believe that these hearts beat together when a hug comes when most unexpected, but most needed. When the grinding triviality of days is broken with a touch, a smile, a song.

When your pulse is in your throat as you run together toward the ocean, not caring how your body looks, but how alive it feels.

When you feel you might burst as you crest the final rise, and then forget how you ever found it hard, embraced by pine-covered peaks and rocky slides.

There are beautiful hearts in the world.

Hearts struggling, resigning quietly, breaking open.

I believe that these hearts beat together when we know we cannot understand, but we can listen. When the only thing to hear is your breath with mine, and the only thing comprehensible about life is that it continues.

There are beautiful hearts in the world.

Hearts that are your own, that you wouldn’t recognize now. Hearts that feel, that grow, that change, that fail.

Hearts that love anyway.

There are beautiful hearts in the world.

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The Art of the Everyday – February 17: This I Believe, inspired by my wicked smaht, gorgeous, co-fighter for love and justice, Courtney. Visit her here, she’s moving and shaking, people.

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