Friday, September 15, 2006

Gratitude for Your Inspiration

Some people you meet in life you will never "get over." They come into your life and make a permanent home in your heart. You can try to release them, set them free, and let them go, but as soon as you turn around and walk away, there they are all over again. Even if you move to the other side of the planet... they travel with you, inside your heart. Even after years have past, you wake up some mornings and still feel their lingering presence.

I believe these are the people we know we've truly loved: Those individuals who have become a part of us. Those who have touched our heart so deeply, or inspired such passion, that you never find yourself alone again. The connection made, even if very long ago, remains unbroken despite all space and time, or even death. It cannot be unmade. Its steadfast nature supercedes anything created or imagined. To love is to surrender yourself to this life-long connection, and if you have ever truly loved someone, lost and found yourself in another, then you know exactly what I mean.

Looking back, there have been some meetings, friendships, unions and partings that have given me back to myself, and it has been through these individuals that I have come to search out the meaning of Who I Am. To these people I am ever thankful, and I want to say, "I love you." Not with a kind of love that fades with time, but with the only kind of love that is worthy to write about - the kind that deepens with age. Despite our distance, you are always in my heart, because you are a part of who I am. My life is a testament to you, and for your contribution and inspiration I am truly grateful.

That is Love: The sweet taste of memories, and a promise for the future. Knowing that we are but a small part of something much bigger than anything we could possibly conceive. Knowing that we are in this together, that we are One, despite our apparent separation.

True Love does last forever - It can be no other way.


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