To: You (and others in similar circumstance) From: Me (and others in similar circumstance) Date:September 7, 2004 |
RE: What I Know, What I Wish, What I Have to Say Having arrived some years ago at a certain peace about the truth of the unfathomable depth and indescribable height of my love for you, and having also lived and understood the vehement objections associated with all higher love, and having no success whatsoever in sleeping or thinking or working without constant review of such thoughts, I record here (in bullet point – a single appeal to your need for brevity and order) what I know and what I wish and what I have to say. Thank you for receiving this memo in the spirit in which it was written. I trust you will do with it what you will, although I do not expect there are many surprises to be found herein.
God placed your fingerprints on my heart long before our eyes first met, before I ever wondered why.
It wasn’t somebody’s fault, but truth, difficult, emerging.
With eyes of spirit, I’ve seen your soul. I’ve touched your weakness, and you’ve nothing of which to be ashamed.
Fallen short, we’ve all grieved those mistakes we wish could be undone.
Walk now through wide field flowered with words – trail of mere crumbs that only begins to express what I feel.
Know even words escape shrinking confines of my mortal mind.
God placed eternal seal around me that will not be broken save by you, your presence in my life.
And so I face this storm as all others, certain of my love.
Come near so that you might taste of it when the time is ripe for our journey. Until then, remember.
Sun and moon, wind and rain, assurance – I’d never cause you pain.
Pray you, hear my prayers upon the wind when dark night surrounds, envelops you. Rest well, love. Sleep in peace.
When you rise in the morn live full in the knowledge of my love.
I thought I'd felt a love like this for someone... but now I know it not to be the case. I'm not worried though. It will happen eventually. ;)
I like the way you presented this. It's neat and very memorable!
Goodness me, Dawn! You certainly are blessed with the correct name! This is a real awakening - uniquely inscribed and latent with the inexpressible; yet forcefully articulated. And, oh so powerful! I salute you for this memorable and "stand alone" piece; it is completely self-sufficient, polished and complete. A real pearl. I, too, have my most "shining " moments awake for hours in the middle of the night - but have not yet disciplined myself to actually get up and write them down; hence, by grisly daylight, they have palled and been lost. A remarkable write, thank you. Kate xx