When I was in Melbourne on the weekend I mostly just walked. I walked until my feet were on fire and my eyes were tired from searching the road ahead. What can I see? I constantly asked myself. What can I see?
I saw a boy kiss the bag on a girl's back when she wasn't looking. He looked sheepish, but triumphant.
I saw graffiti that said 'Life is only here because you let it in'.
I saw a yellow mailbox with a bright pink heart.
I saw a beaming red balloon leave a boy's clutched hand and sail off across the sky reflected in the Yarra. Everyone around stopped to watch it go. We all looked for a very long time.
I saw a salsa band that was so cheerfully buoyant that even without sound they would have made me dance.
I saw a bird fall off a branch, dead.
Inside me I saw that there are no dead ends, only good and bad days. Every morning woken with the plain and simple thought: maybe today.
What are you seeing lately?
[Image by Photoforia]