I hope I never stop falling in love
With the veins that run through leaves
And all over my body, rushing with
Strength. That allows me to stand.
Until the end of my days.
Then may my arms slowly fall in grace,
Until there is a cascade of leaves
Kissing the surface of the Earth,
A tessellation of memories,
Their endless murmuring
Of a life well-lived, and so rich
That even when fall comes,
Their gentle descent
Is one of endless giving.
~ Fernanda Lai
FERNANDA LAI is a 17 year old girl from Hong Kong who’s aim in life is to be a ray of sunshine! She believes happiness is an essential human right. She loves yoga, chocolate, writing, books and rain. For more of her eloquent writing, visit her blog!