your heart

7 months along, Manhattan, 2013

Be alive, today, a little more than normal.

Be aware, if you might, of the people who make your heartbeats rise towards thunder.

And when the time comes, if it does, watch your heart as it splinters off into a toddling little satellite version, a little Heart 2.0.

Happy Valentine's Day to all hearts that beat.

But especially, in 2013, I wish a happy, sweetness-filled day to all the mamas-to-be.  

Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
— Elizabeth Stone