I will never forget the first time I saw her, an image of resplendent beauty, life’s definition of perfection, a visage from far beyond the mortal realm. The crystalline glow which emanated from all that she was, touched me and I stood breathless in her presence, instantaneously made whole. My soul whispered, “Did my heart not love till now?”
I knew not what awaited me, I only knew that my life was never to be the same. I only knew that I wanted to be by her side, revel in her energy, bask in her glow.
It was a rocky start as we did not get to spend as much time together as I would have liked. Uncertainty defined us but the tug, the pull, the attraction was strong, palpable and undeniable.
Life intervened, testing, challenging. In separate ships we sailed, passing, watching, knowing and we found solace resting together in peaceful ports.
The wind of the seas tossed and turned, threatening, foreboding and at times seemed certain to send our ships to the bottom of the sea…
There were times when the fires of hell, would burn so hot that to be consumed seemed the only fate…
There was the anguish of a vast emptiness, brought on by the separation of cold and lonely winters…
The winds of change blew hard, menacing, shaping, changing…
Carving within you a beauty deeper than was ever fathomable through, the fledgling eyes of yesterday. Your comeliness increased, strengthened, brightened through the passing years.
Years have turned to decades and we know not what the future holds. For we have lived, and died and loved before and now we love again. I have loved you with every fiber of my being, complete, total and I have given myself to you unabashedly and without reservation.
Through the pains and joys and aches of bygone days, the cosmic tumblers have clicked and showed us what’s possible. Each step we have taken, you have affirmed, confirmed and reconfirmed what I knew on that radiant night so long ago…with you I am made whole.
And you have loved me back.
So take my hand again and let us walk awhile, spring approaches and I long to once again walk with your hand in mine. And when the time comes and we shuffle off this mortal coil it is the love that will remain.
Happy Valentine’s Day forever…
And so it is on this day, Valentines Day, 2016.
Ah, Ray,our love is a many splendored thing.
Wonderful writing Garry. There’s so much talent in this home!