"A Joy With Silken Twine"...You...Shuffling my feet through the early stages of Fall's beautiful foliage, I come to realize that there is at least one moment in each day that causes me to take a pause...appreciating the value of what surrounds me, as well as who is in my life. Closing my eyes as the soft and yet somewhat chilled breezes of fall trickle through my hair and across my face, I pause for a few seconds... take a sweep of my thoughts only to focus on you...the one I am drawn to...
...In earlier years, I would have acted much like a journalist with an insatiable curiosity needing to know all of the answers... However, as mid-life has set comfortably in place, a contented peaceful feeling of "this is my time" replaces some of the need to know why oh why. A quick recital of William Blake's "Auguries of Innocence" flirts with my memory as I silently recite its initial lines:
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
...The poem's stanza then becomes blended with the touch of your face, the depth of your thoughts, the sparkle in your fixating eyes, ..the feeling of your hands through my hair...the complexity of your pain, the knowing exactly who you are without speaking a word,...the compassion I have for you...with even just one kiss. It is feeling complete within both the current indelible moment as well as each incredible memorable and future moment to follow... everlasting within that quick flash of time...hence holding your heart in the palm of my hand.
Through the world we safely go.
Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine.
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.
...So although we often feel as though there is despair, every now and then we find a special person who never let's us down...one who reaches out when we fall...and although moments may be brief, a part of that special person will never go away....think about today, tomorrow think back on this day, and remember what we share...regardless of duration, thank you for being there for me.