Exhaustion is a thin blanket tattered with bullet holes. Her mouth was a fountain of delight The sun was a toddler insistently refusing to go to bed: It was past eight thirty and still light. My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations. Memories are bullets. Some whiz by and only spook you. Others tear you open and leave you in pieces. the sea wants the city, even when it has been told its entire life it was meant for the shore Mellifluous: A sound that is sweet and smooth, pleasing to hear. Ineffable: Too great to be expressed in words. Hiraeth: A homesickness for a home you can't return to, or that never was. Epoch: A particular period of time in history or a person's life. Serendipity: The chance occurrence of events in a beneficial way. Ethereal: Extremely delicate, light, not of this world. Illicit: Not legally permitted. Petrichor: The pleasant, earthy smell after rain. Epiphany: A moment of sudden revelation. Solitude: a state of seclusion or isolation. Gossamer, One of several definitions of this word, per Dictionary.com, is "a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather, especially in autumn." euphoria is now used to describe an intense feeling of happiness or elation. elixir that would turn base metals to stone and allow people to live forever. Sequoia, These larger than life trees can be found throughout California, particularly in their namesake national park in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains.