Love

Here I am at a local park that has a cafe with local, fair trade coffee. It is Friday evening, the coffee has kicked in, and I am listening to Olafur Arnalds. A wedding is in the beginning stages of setup, and the bridal party is arriving, one and two people at a time. I think about young love. That love when things are still new, and lives apart and together stretch far across the fields. That love where things can be superficial and forgiveness fleeting or without deeper meaning.

I do not think about or reminisce about specifics, but smile when I think of where I stand today, that I made it through those moments, and when right, grasped the true and long-term meaning of love. I held dear to what was important, and let go of Hollywood romanticism, dug my heals in and fought like hell when I screwed up, to hang on. Even knowing that all my actions and words, all of the apologies and promises, may not make an ounce of difference, that remote possibility of forgiveness and another chance, to be in your life, in your presence, to be across the table from you over the morning paper and coffee, gave me breath, gave me life..

That is love.

4 comments

  1. “remote possibility of forgiveness…. to be across the table from you over the morning paper and coffee, gave me breath, gave me life…
    That is Love.” wow so do i sounds like my life now:( the whole last paragraph:(
    namaste’ 2 u lol although i didn’t need the reminder but did i guess, is what it is , i jest guess so many in dis werld are on the same path now, is amazing the insane energies in the werld of fear i see:(.. an why can’t those that say they love be that …all cuza false fears is a trip the conditioning going on..i mean why ? i wunder a lot why can;t congress and our institutions teach this simple werd and be and act on account of it{LOCE?} well jest don’t know baffles me…..an i wunder yeah if she don’t want forgiveness how i can sit an have a cupa brew and stare her in the eyes with the love like we used to before ll the broken promises,,,

    1. Thank you Q, for sharing. Fear gets in the way of everything. Fear immobilizes, and fear prevents a happy life, and getting more out of the short time we have here. I hope what you are going through works out the best for everyone. Namaste.

  2. Painfully beautiful William….

    “remote possibility of forgiveness…. to be across the table from you over the morning paper and coffee, gave me breath, gave me life…
    That is Love.”

    x RL

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