November 28, 2016

These Will Be The Best Days Of Your Life

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Sebastian Pichler
Sebastian Pichler

The best day of your life will be a Monday morning. One where you wake up to sleet pounding against your windowpane and someone’s body folded warmly into yours – and you’ll decide that work can be postponed for just one morning. The best day of your life will be a coffee cup, a pair of hands and two more hours under the covers. It will happen accidentally and softly – so softly that you’re almost bound to miss it.

The best day of your life will be a nondescript Thursday evening, where the setting sun cloaks everything in red. It will arrive on the heels of a hazy marijuana high and situate itself inside the dive bar that you’ve frequented for ages. The best day of your life will be a Sublime cover band inside a city that houses all your yesterdays, at a time when everything you love is ending. It will saturate inside its own simplicity and linger in your mind for years to come.

The best day of your life will be forgettable. It will sneak up on you inside the least important moments – in the morning when you’re chopping carrots in the kitchen with the radio turned down low, or in the evening when you’re tiredly sipping tea on the couch across from somebody you love. The most magnanimous moments in your life will disarm you with their simplicity – the way happiness comes to unexpectedly rest on your shoulders, without first being let in the front door.

The best day of your life will break your heart. It will rip you from the things you cling most tightly to and split apart the empires you have built. The best day of your life will not be the one that houses all your joy, but the one that tears you cleanly from the life you’ve always wanted. It will be the onset of a brilliant new beginning – one you never thought to plan for but which ultimately opens your whole world up.

The best day of your life will arrive unexpectedly. It will not be the hour of your greatest promotion or the moment when you slip on an engagement ring. The best day of your life will come disguised as any regular Wednesday – with its lengthy commute, its hour-long lunch break and a subtle sense of peace that settles in around your shoulders. It will require no recognition and present no unwieldy demands.

The best day of your life will come sandwiched inside of the worst year, the saddest set of circumstances, the most unforgivable moment that you never hoped you’d have to face up to. The best day of your life will be a contrast, to the agony that forces you to buckle down the hatches of your heart. It will be the first glimmer of hope that the storm’s not going to go on forever. It will be the simplest drop of rain after a drought.

The best day of your life will be tomorrow. It will be the third Tuesday of this coming December. It was last weekend. It is happening to you right now. The best day of your life will never show up dressed appropriately. It will fumble its way through the front door, fail to catch your attention while it’s staying with you, show up two decades later than expected and leave in the middle of the night.

The best days of your life will go unnoticed. They will exist inside the quietest of moments, the fragments of memory, the tiniest slivers of happiness that show up when you expect them to find you the least. The best days of your life will call no attention to themselves while they are happening. But if you’re lucky and patient enough, they will eventually add up – to a life comprised of unexpected magic. TC mark

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