they say you don't know what you got 'til it's gone / / they say that your darkest hour comes before your dawn

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I can feel your heart beat like it's my own;

There's always that moment where you look into someone's eyes and see something you never saw before. You feel differently about them, like you've been granted an all access pass to their soul. You greet them at their weakest with a gaze full of security. It's one of the greatest moments in any person's life. One that you'll never forget, and that changes things without the breath of a single word.

In a gaze that feels like an eternity, you can feel closer to them than ever before. Whilst peering into their soul, you open up yours in return. You allow the moment to become as innocent and vulnerable as possible. There are no secrets, no hidden messages, nothing out of reach. Everything is as real as it appears, yet it feels surreal. You're exposed to each other, patiently waiting for the other to make the first move.

Your heart races, your throat gets dry, you tummy does backflips and you can't think of a single thing to say. Your lip quivers in anticipation of what's to come. Your mind darts all over the place, settles on the most positive possibility, and then twists your thoughts into the complete opposite, rendering you too afraid to move. You can't even blink in fear of losing this magical connection established by accident.

Then you start to question whether you're the only one feeling this way. You doubt that they feel the same in return and almost give up and look away. But there's something in their eyes that tells you you're wrong. It's almost like their soul is screaming out to you, ushering you on. You pucker up the courage, clear your throat and move that fraction closer. Your body won't let you move further but it feels like you just ran a mile to be closer. You can almost hear their heart beat just as rapidly as yours.

Your eyes, your face, your body urges them to do the same. You can smell them, almost taste them, feel their breath on your skin. Your heart feels like it's going to escape through your chest, and there's a tight knot in your throat making it almost impossible to breathe. None of that matters, you don't care how much pain your body is putting you through. All you want is this moment, in all its perfect glory. Nothing is going to ruin it.

And then it hits you. All of this warmth spreads to every inch of your body. You can feel your toes tingle, the hair on your neck stands on ends, and it feels like you just took your first breath of air. Everything in the world around you ceases to exist, and all you can concentrate on is a bubble encasing the two of you. The passion built up inside comes flowing out like a damn that's burst. You can't control yourself and you give in into the most exhilarating and satisfying temptation of your life. You don't want it to end.

You willingly break apart, only just a fraction, afraid your lips may catch on fire from the moment you just survived. You breathe heavily, like you've spent the whole time suffocating on your own fear. Every muscle in your body relaxes, your knees feel like they'll give way any moment now, and your hearts beat in rhythm together. You know you're in the same wonderful place as each other. Your soul dances in joy for the risk it took and the unmatched reward you received. A leap of faith landed you in blissful paradise.

This moment only lasts a few seconds yet feels like time stood still for a lifetime. You began as strangers and leave as if you were intimate lovers. What a powerful moment to experience. What a loving memory to hold onto. The first kiss.

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