For All of It
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
Jane. Thank you for all the years, the dreams realized, the disappointments shared, the commitments kept and those we are still attempting to realize. Here’s to a life lived for others in which we have discovered each other. Walk your path; I’m near by. Happy Anniversary – and thanks for all of it.
“Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.”
― Jorge Luis Borges