Life is so unpredictably beautiful...like this picture of me that was a surprise moment today. I was instructed to give my best smile. Give my Elle Moon smile...
"What's that?" I asked.
"Whatever you feel like, don't be afraid to show it," they said.
Whatever I feel like...four little words, like daggers straight to my heart. Like kisses from my little boy just before he falls to sleep...like my sweet momma's singing when she thinks no ears is listenin'...like wrapping my hand in the strongest hand I've ever known and knowing I'm safe- those four words made this moment as honest and simple as all the best things in life. I knew, after they were said to me, it was the most important advice I might ever hear. Whatever you feel like...don't be afraid to show it. Smile how you feel to smile. Laugh how you feel to laugh. Love how you feel to love. And be beautiful, however you feel to be beautiful.
The pic was snapped, just after I laughed until my cheeks hurt and my eyes teared, and I couldn't help but wonder how that moment really felt, uncomfortable crop top and all. I discovered this much- how true an unpredictably beautiful moment is. How my brain is hella' sexy and my smile shows that. How being a writer is second best only to being a mommy. How telling a story should always be- just how I feel like. And mostly, how one person can change you for always and make up your mind, just from their words. For the girl that writes twisted, dark, love...ain't that just a pile of sappy crap? It's Memorial weekend. So much to be thankful for and to remember. My weekend is officially booked, due to some late and sweet planning. For the girl who likes dark and twisted, ain't that just the funniest thing. Sandcastle Soldier. The papers are put away. Get ready. I wrote that story exactly how I felt like. It's more than hella' sexy. Have the most happy reads everybody! <3, Elle Moon