1. a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
This is a love letter of sorts to that feeling you get when you encounter something so beautiful, so mysterious, so novel, so unexpected that you’re not quite sure how to react. It can be everything about an exceptionally marvelous day. Or an exceptionally poor one. It can last only a matter of seconds. Or perhaps the wonderful thing happened decades ago and you only just realized it. It can happen in a foreign land or on your living room sofa. It can happen when you’re lost in a crowd or lost in your own head. It doesn’t even have to mean anything to anyone else. It just has to make you stop and wonder.
So, if this is a love letter, then that’s my lipstick on the seal.
My name’s Alaynee. I’m a 20-something graduate student studying film and storytelling. I grew up barefoot with a creek in my backyard and no concept of time. I love my home and my country, but I crave the rest of the universe.
I’ll start with this world though & let you know how it goes.