2 days ago
Let's talk about the heart today.
I like to call mine a wanderer's heart.
It has three layers. One, for all the biology. One, a home for the ones I love. And the one I want to talk about today.
It's a jigsaw puzzle this layer, yet not quite. Made of a million breakable parts set loosely together, a shell over the other two. I leave these parts in places, in people, in experiences. They go on, not knowing there's a tiny speck clinging on to them.
A broken paver block around Central London holds a large chunk. The swans stole one at Hyde Park. One's hanging on to Brooklyn Bridge, swaying with the wind and giggling. One's watching a street performance at Harvard Square, unblinking. One's still trying to see all the exhibits at the Museum of Natural History. One just walks around Taj Mahal with socks on, on winter mornings. One stays by a waffle cafe nestled in Delhi. One dances away at One Lounge forgetting all my worries. One's quite the chocoholic gypsy - jumping around from one mug of hot chocolate to another, across the globe.
And then there are the others:
Some parts stayed back in time with a Prince and a Pistol. Just couldn't leave the four legged furry beings of love behind.
Some others are out there in the future. In alternate universes, I believe. I'd flung them away to wait for me, at destinations that today's paths will lead to.
The rest are my bookmarks on travel websites and blogs. Just waiting to be dropped one day - to walk by the waves, to make angels in the snow, to watch the sunset, to jump off planes, to swim with Nemo and Dory and to try all the food in the world. But mostly, they're waiting to just be... ...to just be, until they find their spot. Till then they let me be. They let me be while I deal with the world and the worldly, to equip us for more journeys ahead, for more places for them to stay back at. More homes for them to find.
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