The Truth About Goodbye [A Narrative]

Fiction


I love when you say goodbye in the morning; your kisses soft,  your voice warm and milky. You say silly things like you smell this morning my princess, which I can only assume means that my morning breath is both repulsive and cute. I know that you don’t want to leave especially since I’m only most affectionate when I just wake up, when I’m still cozy and in the mood to cuddle. I wish we could lounge in bed and hit the snooze button as many times as we want…

I love when you say goodbye in the morning not because I like to see you go but because I can hear the adoration in your voice. I can feel the warmth of your body beside me and see the smile on your lips. When I wake up with tired eyes an hour after you’ve left, I can still hear you whisper the word goodbye.

Love Always,

Vanessa Xo

Inspire Me…

Just for Fun

Yesterday on Twitter someone tweeted the question “What inspires you?” and to be honest I couldn’t quite answer that question. I usually feel inspired when I find myself in a different place or city (but moments like that happen few and far between). So, I tried to think about those times that I have gotten a burst of inspiration or motivation and they usually occur when I am far away from a pen and paper. I’m either at work, brushing my teeth, working out, or in the shower. Does that happen to anyone else? What is it about doing mundane tasks that require little or no thought that allow you to suddenly feel inspired?

Maybe that’s just it, maybe you have to do something with your body (that you don’t have to think about while you’re doing it) in order to get your mind to expand and wander to something more inspiring. I’ve always thought that I would get a sudden burst of inspiration before bed, when I’m laying there and thinking about everything BUT I never do. Why? Because my body is still? Because I’m thinking too much?

Inspiration usually comes when you least expect it.

Don’t search for it. Don’t think about.

Just go about your day and see what happens.

Whatever you do, don’t be afraid to get inspired!

Love Always

Vanessa Xo