Thursday, July 28, 2011

For my "second self, my best earthly companion"...

"I am yours,

and you are mine;

and we shall leave earth,

and make our own heaven yonder."

Do you remember where we were last year at this time?

In the middle of all the urban noise, do you recall

the strange quietness that we found together

as we lay on the grass east of the Bethesda Fountain?

Did you, like me, close your eyes

and wish the moment would last longer?


I am yours.

And I'm incredibly humbled, grateful,

and surprised that I can call you mine.

Someday, we will leave this earth

and together make our own heaven yonder.

But in the meantime,

I treasure the heaven we've made together here.


Happy anniversary

to the one who has the ability

to make everything and everyone

around us seem still,

until only we exist.


"The democracy will cease to exist when you TAKE AWAY from those who are willing to work AND GIVE to those who would not."

Thomas Jefferson