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Alabe el Dios de todo, bebe el vino, deje el mundo que sea el mundo

March 18, 2013

Scintilla Day 2. Tell the story about something interesting (anything!) that happened to you, but tell it in the form of an instruction manual (Step 1, Step 2, Step 3….)

One. Put the razor down.

Two. Throw away your stash of Valium.

Three. Look at the sonogram. Feel more love inside your heart than you’ve ever felt in your whole life. Cry.

Four. Listen to Bright Eyes “No Lies, Just Love” on loop. Reflect that you’ve found your own reason to continue.

Five. Wait months and months. First for him to arrive, then for your sister to bring him to you.

Six. Hold him in your arms. Stand with him in front of the mirror and see yourself. You are present. He is small and perfect and dressed in a tiny little Yankees jersey.

Seven. Cry. Be overwhelmed.

Eight. Begin to heal.

Nine. While writing this, remember his name means “Gift from God”

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2013 11:16 pm

    Love the peace in this and your words, as always.

  2. March 19, 2013 5:14 am

    If he’s the source of this sort of clarity, peace and gratitude, give him a kiss for me.

  3. March 19, 2013 9:22 am

    i love this because it is a thing i don’t understand, but i am fascinated and envious and happy for you that this is a love you know. ❤

  4. March 26, 2013 2:11 am

    You are present.

    I love this part best. That, and the way that it promises so much love, boundless, for years and years.

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