new (adj).

   

If I close my eyes and become very still, quiet everything around me and in me, I can recall that feeling of being in love for the first time: waking up smiling. Telling every thought and fear you've ever had to another seventeen year-old, never thinking to be guarded, never thinking to be calculated, never thinking to be reserved.

The first one is always a leap, recklessly abandoned, full and certain; you haven't yet realized that love, too, has a ground on which you will break your bones.

 

 

Posted on October 17, 2012 and filed under the word project-.