I Fell in Love the Other Day.

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Oct 12, 2012
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There are moments that defy language.

There’s actually a word for things we don’t have words for, for things that are just untranslatable, but I don’t remember that either.

If there were a word for that second, that split second of light, warm wind, scent I can’t place and overwhelming love flooding my heart, I would tell you.

I turned around and took a picture, hoping to catch it, to capture it.

But it’s just a picture. It’s just like every other picture of nature that someone else took.

What you can’t see, is the second where I felt the blood rush to my face, felt my pulse quicken and felt my heart burst open and fall in love with life. I can’t show you.

I could try using words like “happiness” or “bliss” but they’ve been folded and unfolded so many times they are just worn out currency from a long forgotten country.

I could borrow someone else’s words, secondhand wisdom and try to make you feel it. Send you Rumi quotes and inspiring pictures, like turning on a flashlight to try and show you what it feels like to sit in the sun.

I could tell you, before you close one more door, turn around. Open your eyes.

I could whisper three magic words in your ear:




Take a deep breath all the way to your toes.

Bend back and stretch your arms so wide that your heart breaks open a little more.

Fall in love with life.


“We should always know we can do everything”

Go Do. ~ Jonsi


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 Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.


7 Responses to “I Fell in Love the Other Day.”

  1. Thanks Lynn! I started writing two other things that just wouldn't go where I wanted them to…so I went here instead 🙂

  2. I loved this so much. I just said to a friend in an email yesterday, that I was feeling that sweet in love with life, a honeymoon in my Self, and yet, how do you translate that, really…..this is so good Kate! "like turning on a flashlight to try and show you what it feels like to sit in the sun."

    Or how the word water does not convey what it feels like to be wet…..

  3. Thanks Lori! Was feeling like I couldn't quite write what I wanted to get out, so I decided to accept it & go with it. xo

  4. Chris Grosso says:

    Yes! So raw and honest. Wonderful. And Jonsi… that one eyed handsome bastard!

  5. Thanks Chris! Yeah, been a Jonsi/Sigur Ros sort of week.