100 Words on Love: The Final Drop

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100 Words on Love, by Gint Aras

There is in every storm, no matter how devastating or brief, a final raindrop to complete the tempest. It follows other drops to witness all their billion falls; it swirls and swoops with the wind, the sky lit white by lightning, and it feels the pounding energy of every wave of thunder. That drop, certain of its fate, lands in the dirt to splatter wide and disappear. When you remember me, if you ever do again, I hope it will be this way, as the storm’s final drop. A tiny life spent in free fall, your first note of solace.


Read more from the series 100 Words on Love


Photo: Flickr/Mike Poresky

About Gint Aras

Gint Aras (Karolis Gintaras Žukauskas) is the author of the cross-generational family epic, The Fugue, from The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography. He's a photographer and the author of the cult novel, Finding the Moon in Sugar. Learn more at his website, Liquid Ink. Follow him on Twitter, and like him on Facebook.


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