it happened tonight.
as i was standing on the subway.
shuffling feet, finding a tenuous balance.
matted, greasy hair.
red, blotchy face (post work-out coupled with sudden onset of rosacea).
and i was eating watermelon. it was all over my fingers.
i felt like a mess. in fact i'm quite sure i was a mess.
and just then, as the watermelon juice began to drip down my chin, it happened, i had the thought:
huh, i feel beautiful. in this moment--just now, i feel really, actually, quite beautiful.
and there you have it. and that is life.