"Eu•pho•ri•a | noun | a feeling or state of intense excitement or happiness; the purest form of joy // ballet shoes, toes dancing on tightrope, sighs in midnight circus tent, wind on freckles and shoulders pressed to necks, breaths of elation in early morning light, pink cheeks, little fingertips on fingertips, trees in sunshine, molten gold, purest light, fairytale smiles and ribbons in hair, bare skin, bubbled laughter like river water // synonyms | happiness, joy, delight, glee; excitement, exhilaration, jubilation, exultation; ecstasy, bliss, rapture // when you find out who you are that feeling is called okay; when you find out who she is that feeling is called intrigue; when you find out who they are that feeling is called excitement; when you find out what we are, together, that feeling is called joy; when this is at its peak, my love, that feeling will be called euphoria // antonyms | misery // misery was there from the start, it waited and it thought it won. but it looks in the mirror now, and it sees the flush in your cheeks and it realizes it has lost. it flees, for there is its antithesis, its adversary. it sees euphoria and it runs, runs, runs."
— a little bit of rambling on euphoria ~ o.f.r. (September 2014)