Make a Wish.

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Dec 24, 2011
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I still wish on stars, sometimes.

When one is not enough I wish on constellations;

(I wish on entire galaxies.)

You can have my wish tonight. I’ll wish it for you.

I wish you passion that slips in through your skin and wakes you, before you’re ready.

I wish you hope that surrounds you and tucks you in at night.

I wish you quiet when you don’t seek it, and noisy when you need it. I wish you a song that slides inside your hips and won’t be still. I wish you a laugh that throws your head back and refuses to be contained.

I wish you your eight-year-old smile, escaping, in the middle of your important, grown-up day.

(I saw it once peeking out, before you put it away. I know it’s in there.)

I wish you wistful wanting that goes unfulfilled...for awhile.

I wish all your jagged edges washed smooth by tears that come from laughing too hard and too long; from beauty that makes them spill out without your permission.

I wish you forgetting. I wish the ink of your old hurts faded, weathered by the sun, until you can’t read them anymore.

I wish you a dream that sinks its teeth into you and won’t let go. That interrupts your plans. That keeps you up at night.

I wish you a heart that aches from stretching in undiscovered places.

I wish you more, and again more, and yes still more:  love.



About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on and Barnes & She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.


18 Responses to “Make a Wish.”

  1. Jeet says:

    Thank you Kate! Happy Holidays to you and yours! 🙂

  2. Thanks Jeet! To you & yours as well!

  3. Hemani says:

    Thanks Kate. :)) Wish you lots of everything nice… 🙂

  4. david says:

    i wish for Mz Bartolotta the health and strength to continue her talent for assembling words in such positive poses and for all and many to see share and learn from her teaching, thank you

  5. Thanks Hemani – you too!!

  6. Thanks David! Sometimes I get an idea clattering around up there & it just needs to come out…glad you enjoyed!

  7. Jill says:

    Nice! Hearing your words felt like a really good yoga class. Thanks!

  8. Erika says:

    It's like you honest to goodness reached across space and time and hugged me. Thank you! 🙂

  9. Aww….thanks! (((hug)))

  10. Kathryn says:

    Thanks for this Kate. Wishing you lots of love too!

  11. Thanks Ali! Love the idea of star walks – beautiful!

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