when fir trees branch inside us
anything can happen
like the feeling
when seeing you
that this happiness
could breathe out 100 butterflies
from the center of my chest
fluttering winged feeling
is something no longer charming
but alarmingly possible
***inspired by the prompt to be random at Octpowrimo, and also this article: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2009/04/13/too-strange-to-be-true-tree-found-growing-in-mans-lung/
Dom’t you just love when things like that happen–very sweetly done. KB
Hahaha–yes, yes, I do! Reminded me instantly of the Marquez character in “100 Years of Solitude” that trailed all those butterflies. Should be a reality show: When Magical Realism Attacks…
Liking this randomness the title alone rocks
Thanks, Bruce! I loved the prompt today…
Oh sweet! Alarmingly possible. Here I was enjoying a romantic image, only to be left fiercely chuckling!
Oh, I so adore blending love and laughing, George 😉
And you do it very well, Susan. I so admire your imagery and your remarkable way with words.
Thank you, George…you know that’s a mutual thing. I am always excited when I get a new post notification of yours…
I like this too! Fir trees and butterflies. Unexpected. Random. Love story that says the relationship ahead will be full of surprises.
Yes–and you walk on, eager for the next one, but it is all so unpredictably sweet and a bit magical…
I remember seeing a story like this back in the 1990s when I was in high school biology. What struck me then and strikes me now is how life can be so resilient and so fragile. I think a healthy sense of the sublime (which includes fear) is a very healthy way to look at things like this which are beautiful and oddly marvelous while also terrifying.
Oh, Jeremy–you have caught it all so well in your last sentence! A life that is beautiful and oddly marvelous, while also terrifying. You are a movie person–what was that movie where the man drank from a spring and a tree grew out of his chest, branches shooting out of his mouth? That is what I was reminded of here.
You know, I don’t know. . . Now I need to find out. . . .
race you to you-tube?
Jeremy–it was “The Fountain.” Have you seen it?
I haven’t. Should I?
My pleasure. I think it is right up your alley, in a matter of speaking, being about love, life, love, and the majesty and fragility of all of it.
These scene I am referring to here starts at arounf an hour 26 minutes.
I like 🙂
Thanks Boomie 😉
A hundred butterflies – strong emotions so delicately song.
Thank you! If I have a choice, I would ever so much rather have butterflies under the sternum that a fir tree. BTW–nice to see you!
Aahhh this smells of purity~beautiful !
Thank you, Debbie! Definitely a pure feeling, here…