"I dig my toes into the sand. The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds strewn across a blue plain. I lean against the wind, pretend that I am weightless, and in this moment, I am happy. Happy."

Usually, she's mad at something. Usually, she's tired of this place or these people, or even more mundane things like the heat or the rain or the lack of one of them. Usually, she misses her friends or wants to find new ones or wants to run away from everything. Usually.

But for right now, she's alone and the room is dark and the sky is a burnt orange from the late sunset and she can hear the crickets and, for right now, it's okay. And she half-thinks that something's wrong because she's so used to something being wrong that she's forgotten what it feels like when things go right. She's forgotten the feeling of being content, if only for a moment while the sky is orange and the breeze is soft.

She stands in the middle of the open field, staring at the wispy clouds high above her, and for the first time in a long time, she gets the feeling that it's all going to work out, and that time isn't going to pass, and, for the first time in a long time, the world feels like a pretty good place to be. It's a comforting feeling, she realizes. She smiles. Maybe they're all God-sent reminders of why he made this world in the first place. A reminder that the bad and the annoying and the longing are only a small part of it all.

Because for right now, in this one moment while the sky is a dusky orange and the breeze is just a light thing, playing with her hair and the leaves, for right now, she can believe what all those people said about the world being a place worth living in.

The moment passes, but the feeling remains, and as she steps back into air conditioning and harsh yellow lights, the sky feels a little lighter on her shoulders.


Author's Note: This is just a little thing that actually happened to me, and I just felt like writing it. I'm sure everyone's had moments like these at some point. Review if you like. And the lyrics are from "Wish you were here" by Incubus. I thought they suited.