On a bright, crisp fall day in the mountains,

I found not only the world at my palm,

Not only a love for writing song lyrics,

But a new best friend at my side.

A friendship that is the type

To make hearts hurt and minds heavy with the distant promises

Of a favor that would be repaid forever.

Until the sun sets on our lives, at the end of it all.

Before I could weigh the doubts and overthink,

You cracked a smile and said to leave it all behind.

And suddenly, my heart stirred.

The world seemed to be working in my favor.

There's a grave difference between

Knowing of someone and knowing someone.

Knowing someone is reaching deep within their souls

Discovering exactly what keeps them breathing.

I've searched through the crevices of your mind,

Walked through the gardens of your soul,

Felt the emotions of your heart,

And I think I've finally figured you out.

We make metaphors about the way the dark greens

Of the trees contrast the bright whites of the clouds.

Write song lyrics about the way the waterfalls cascade.

Steady and bold. Just like you.

We take turns being explorers,

Our feet dangling off the edges of cliffs.

And I feel like I know you now, what truly encompasses you.

Our days of knowing of have ceased.

A day spent together turned into a new friendship.

Artistic, supportive and all-consuming,

One that parallels my love for the art of expression

And encourages me to embrace it every day.

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.