Things I Cannot See or Prove

…is fun with you around Christmas time. For years I put the holidays and all the decorations of the season away in the attic. With you I have rediscovered it all again. With a lighthearted childlike openness there is belief again in things I cannot see or prove.

Attributed to fictional character Kagirinai Sora, writer unknown
DramaFreeChristmasLaugh your heart out,
dance in the rain;
cherish the moment
ignore the pain.
and Forget;
life’s too short
to live with regrets

Love Feels No Burden

… by itself, is never a burden. To think of it as an encumbrance is possible only when stirred with human failings such as doubt, insecurity, suspicion or deceit. Requited or not: lost or found; lasting or impermanent, love is always for the good.

15th Century Dutch writer Thomas à Kempis
Love is eternalLove feels no burden,
regards not labors,
strives toward more
than it attains,
argues not
of impossibility,
since it believes that it may
and can do all things.
Therefore it avails
for all things, and fulfils
and accomplishes much
where one not a lover falls
and lies helpless.

Without Attempting To Be

…conquers without battle. It overcomes without moving. Love masters without effort. It knows without study. Love inspires without trying. It ‘is’ without attempting to be.

“Whispers of Love” by Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī)
Love whispers to my ear,
“Better to be a prey
than a hunter.
Make yourself My fool.
Stop trying to be the sun
and become a speck!
Dwell at My door
and be homeless.
Don’t pretend to be a candle,
be a moth,
so you may taste
the savor of Life
and know the power
hidden in serving”.

Sharing the Same Air

…is a quiet evening on the couch together watching a movie: nothing fancy; no hot romance; no incredibly memorable moments, just you and me sharing the same air, enjoying each other’s presence and needing nothing else.

20th-century American writer Kurt Vonnegut
Enjoy the
little things
in life,
for one
day you’ll
look back
and realize
they were
big things.

Conquers All It Touches

…is invisible, but easy to see; intangible, but solid; unexplainable but easily felt; the greatest treasure on Earth, but free to everyone. Love can never be conquered, but conquers all it touches.

Line spoken by Nicholas Cage in the movie “Next”
There’s an
Italian painter,
named Carlotti,
and he…
defined beauty.
He said it was
the summation
of the parts
working together
in such a way
that nothing
needed to be
taken away
or altered…

Each Day that Ticks Away

…is an emotion I feel with greater and greater depth as I get older. Just as each heartbeat of this life becomes one less than I had just a moment before, the time to love and be loved is more precious with each day that ticks away.

American writer of contemporary novels Jay Asher
If my love were an ocean,
there would be no more land.
If my love were a desert,
you would see only sand.
If my love were a star,
late at night, only light.
And if my love
could grow wings,
I’d be soaring in flight.