Once Upon A Time I believed
in living life like an explorer without a map;
that geniuses of stagecraft had mastered perfect timing;
that the oceans housed amazing possibilities for happiness;
and laughter from couples on a beach gave a new sound to beauty.
Now I believe
heartaches are better after walking in a light rain;
relationships are a cabinet of curiosities with hidden drawers;
televisions set to the weather channel comfort lonely people;
and most people lose their minds if they have to grasp reality up close.
© Jan Bowman