By Taylor Mali (www.taylormali.com)
I’m for reckless abandon and spontaneous celebrations of nothing at all, like the twin flutes I kept in the trunk of my car in a box labeled Emergency Champagne Glasses!
Raise an unexpected glass to long, cold winters and sweet hot summers and the beautiful confusion of the times in between. To the unexpected drenching rain that leaves you soaking wet and smiling breathless;
That’s why I’m for best friends, long drives, and smiles, nothing but the sound of thinking for miles.
For the unconditional love of dogs: may we learn the lessons of their love by heart.
For therapy when you need it, and poetry when you need it.
And the wisdom to know the difference.
The solution to every problem usually involves some kind of liquid, even if it’s only Emergency Champagne or running through the sprinkler.
Can’t you hear it calling you?
I’m for crushes not acted upon, for admiration from afar, for the delicate and the resilient and the fragile human heart, may it always heal stronger than it was before.
For walks in the woods, and for the woods themselves, by which I mean the trees.
Definitely for the trees.
Window seats, and locally brewed beer, and love letters written by hand with fountain pens:
I’m for all of these.
I’m for evolution more than revolution unless you’re offering some kind of solution.
I’m for the courage it takes to volunteer, to say “yes,” “I believe,” and “I will.”
For the bright side, the glass half full, the silver lining, and the optimists who consider darkness just a different kind of shining.
So don’t waste my time and your curses on verses about what you are against, despise, and abhor. Tell me what inspires you, what fulfills and fires you, put your precious pen to paper and tell me what you’re for!