OctPoWriMo #19: Joy
Pure joy can’t be kept hidden by you for long.
You end up spilling
the bits and pieces of happiness
with everyone around you.
You smile warmly
and spread your contagious laughter around.
You can fill a room of cold silence
with love that can thaw the hardest of hearts.
The words poured out of her as we were sipping our craft beers and snacking on items from the local taco truck nearby. I felt as though her words echoed even louder throughout the spaces in-between the young people playing corn hole in the Downtown LA brewery than the conversations that were taking place all around us.
I cringed as my sister retold stories about past events when I was young and mildly irresponsible. I buried my face full of embarrassment into the branded glass of, surprisingly tasty, avocado beer and interjected when I could.
“We’re not like this anymore though. I swear!” (more…)