i believe...

inspired by rachel at metaphorical magpie...

i believe that good pens can inspire new thoughts.

i believe in the power of lemon meringue pie to make the day feel better.

i believe in sesame street, in kermit the frog,
in the philosophy of ernie and bert.

i believe in wishing over traintracks, in the car, fingers crossed
on the window, feet lifted off the floor.

i believe in love, in love at first sight,
in one person only, in monogamy,
in longlastinginsicknessorinhealth...for-good-or-for-bad.

i believe in music as a soundtrack salve for life.

i believe in forgiveness, but i also believe some things
are worth holding a grudge.

i believe that grief is like an onion, with layers anew
for each added life experience.

i believe my glass is almost always half full.

i believe in not always telling the truth,
not if it's going to hurt someone else.

i believe in calm, in retrospect, in self awareness,
in the moment.

i believe in consequence.

i believe in magic, but i also believe in proof.

i believe in saying i love you everyday, without fail,
no matter your mood...because you. just. don't. know.

i believe in santa claus.