There are some moments
at which we should only look sideways
because to face them head on will blind us –

moments where words like wonder
and awe
are completely inadequate;

where we search in vain for new words
as yet uninvented
to tell of the truth.

Moments where it seems impossible
that we will ever forget
how extraordinary,
how remarkable
this life is.

Until we do.

So in this moment,
when we stand blinded by fragility
and wonder,
we pause –

and for all those moments we forget,
we take a breath
and say