“A line from my diary: ‘We are sealed in our own little melancholy atmospheres, like planets, and revolving around the sun, our common but distant desire.’”—Jack Kerouac to Allen Ginsberg, August, 1945 (via sandysays) (via suzywire)
someone is getting excited. somebody somewhere is shaking with excitement because something tremendous is about to happen to this person. this person has dressed for the occasion. this person has hoped and dreamed and now it is really happening and this person can hardly believe it. but believing is not an issue here, the time for faith and fantasy is over, it is really really happening. it involves stepping forward and bowing. possibly there is some kneeling, such as when one is knighted. but this person may kneel and receive a tap on each shoulder with a sword. or, more likely, this person will be in a car or a store or under a vinyl canopy when it happens. or online or on the phone. it could be in an e-mail re: your knighthood. or a long, laughing, rambling phone message in which every person this person has ever known is talking on a speakerphone and they are all saying, you have passed the test, it was all just a test, we were only kidding, real life is so much better than that.