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From Awful Beginnings: Don't ever give up on a bad day.
Posted by Elizabeth L, Apr 5, 2010. 2067 views. ID = 3446

From Awful Beginnings

Posted by Elizabeth L, Apr 5, 2010. 2067 views. ID = 3446
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This post has been awarded 28 stars by 6 readers.

She knew it was going to be a bad day when she woke up to the sun covering its face and weeping great, gray tears.

Not today. Not now.

She knew it was going to be worse when she stepped outside and watched a rogue wind tug at the seams of her umbrella and then decide to make it into puzzle pieces she could never put back together again.

She'd never make it on time if she stopped for another.

She knew it was going to be the worst day of her life when she caught her wobbly stiletto on a rough and grouchy sidewalk corner, and grimaced at the glistening dandylion next to her face, smiling at her in the rain.


It had been so long since she'd smiled like that.

She didn't know anything at all when she landed in his waiting arms outside the airport. His hat was dripping, his bags were dripping, and she raised her dripping, mascara-streaked face up under his shared umbrella. She didn't know anything at all.

But he did. He knew exactly what he saw in those blue-grey, teary depths, and offering her the umbrella, he touched his camoflaughed knee to the soggy grass, lifting up a glinting diamond more beautiful than a thousand suns.

She knew it was going to be the most beautiful day of her life.


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Comments


WOW
Apr 6, 2010
I love your first paragraph! Caught my attention right away!
   ~Posted by WOW, Apr 6, 2010

Laura
Apr 6, 2010
Awww, way to turn it around! That was really sweet :-)
   ~Posted by Laura, Apr 6, 2010



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