in these small moments

A charm invests a face
Imperfectly beheld.
The lady dare not lift her veil
For fear it be dispelled.

But peers beyond her mesh,
And wishes, and denies,
‘Lest interview annul a want
That image satisfies. 

-Emily Dickinson

You do know that what you see is carefully edited. So much is behind the veil. So much is left out. Context. Wars, scandals, legislation. So many words. No need to report them here, right?

I know when a future me visits these words, she won’t remember what was happening in the news. All that is epic passes. Future me will still be looking into a coffee cup and wonder why it is so dark? and will it rain? Maybe, because of sheer regularity and persistence, those are the important questions.

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