East of Eden

“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.”

~ John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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A kind of light spread out from her.
The squeeze of light through the hole in her gut, the light on her bare shoulder, the light when she said, “Come with me.”

And everything changed color.
She found boundaries and rolled around in them until she could tolerate their touch on her skin.

And the world opened out.
She looked you in the eye, grabbed your arm when you walked by and found your smile.

And a day was good to awaken to.
Dreams that upon waking felt real shifting into real because now every moment was real.

And there were no limits to anything.
As she waited to tell you she changed three times.

And the people of the world were good and handsome.
And sexy and open and raw and wanting and feeling and so so good.

And I was not afraid anymore.
I was not afraid anymore of my magic.
-Hannah Marcotti