Semantic notions about life: an exploration of words and signs, and the stories they are trying to tell.

cour·age

cour·age

  Corner of N. Williams and N. Mason, Portland, OR, USA

Corner of N. Williams and N. Mason, Portland, OR, USA

cour·age /ˈkərij/

Noun. The ability to do something that frightens one, without fear; strength in the face of difficulty, danger, pain or grief.

There will come a time when knowing me is no longer an option. With cause, but not necessarily warning. You will no longer know if I made my eggs over easy or scrambled. If I ate anything at all. If I drank enough water. Stayed hydrated. If there was any sustenance in my day. If I slept restless or restful. If I had dreams of you. If I cried today. If it was about you.

If I kissed another man. Let him touch my skin, myself, my soul.

You will no longer hear the sound of my laugh. See if I wore my hair straight or curly. Know if I drank one glass of wine, four bottles, or nothing at all.

There will come a time when you will not get to hear the urgency of me telling you I love you, over and over again. That I am in love with you. There will come a time when the opportunity to say “I love you” in return will cease to exist - words that never fell with ease from your lips, voice over phone, face to face, nor in written word. There will come a time where you don't bear witness to the curtain of sadness falling across my face, my realization of this temporary.

There will come a time when the secret of me is no longer yours to keep.

There will come a time where the privilege of me will be revoked.

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