Saturday, March 28, 2009


I mean people say that they like someone else's smile all the time, they mean it too, smiles are nice, but the thing about him and the thing about her is that her smile had this way of lighting up everything, it had this way of making him smile too, and it was pretty obvious that her smile was connected to happiness (as most smiles are), so he tried to make her happy because it made him happy, he tried to make her laugh, even when she was crying he would make bad jokes, hoping for the kind of choking laughs that come out in between the sadness, and when she was upset at him it was hard because she almost never smiled when she was upset at him and so he could never get mad back, all he could do was get sad that she was not smiling, so he said things like what more is there to say and people make mistakes which don't really mean anything and what he was trying to say was I'm sorry, I can't change the past, but what I can do now is tell you that this is the present and right now all I want in the world is for you to smile because really that was all he did want and he knew if she could just read his mind everything would be fine but instead all he could do was tell her that the only thing he wanted in the world was for her to smile, and he could hope that she would believe him, and he could hope that she would smile.


C.S. said...

I hope you get your smile

Chroc said...

^Smiles all around!

Anonymous said...

this reminds me of jonathan safran foer's writing, with the run on sentences and no paragraphs.