how intimately we shelter each other

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Spiritual maturity is an acceptance of life

in relationship.

…..Jack Kornfield

we don’t know what love really is…..it’s greatest gift is the laying down of gray lines and the picking up of hard truths…..when love whisks by, we know it by how it lingers….never holding it, simply being held by it……may love linger in the coolest hours before dawn….

I was sitting on a beach one summer day, watching two children, a boy and a girl, playing in the sand. They were hard at work building an elaborate sand castle by the water’s edge, with gates and towers and moats and internal passages. Just when they had nearly finished their project, a big wave came along and knocked it down, reducing it to a heap of wet sand. I expected the children to burst into tears, devastated by what had happened to all their hard work. But they surprised me. Instead, they ran up the shore away from the water, laughing and holding hands, and sat down to build another castle. I realized that they had taught me an in important lesson. All the things in our lives, all the complicated structures we spend so much time and energy creating, are built on sand. Only our relationships to other people endure. Sooner or later, the wave will come along and knock down what we have worked so hard to build up. When that happens, only the person who has somebody’s hand to hold will feel the laughter……Harold Kushner

growing into old skin

This is intimacy: its touch is ever new,

revealing the precious moments we have to live

and to connect with things.

No love is ever lost in this universe.

……Gunilla Norris

6 thoughts on “how intimately we shelter each other

  1. Not sure who said it but I cling to this expression – Love is the extremely difficult realization, that something outside ourself is real … This speaks perfectly to what those two children knew without ever being told … May love wash over your castles today …

    • ….and they instinctively knew the beauty of its unending source….finding that sweet spot in the pain of being truly wide open….a heart opening or two to you today g.f.s….

  2. Your comments on love, how real – how simple. The truth of love lingers beyond the night, beyond ten thousand nights. My favored line ~ ‘it’s greatest gift is the laying down of gray lines and the picking up of hard truths’. I have often thought that love is the only truth. When all else falls away, it is what we remember, what we keep. It is only proof of our years. Love remains. ~ May the clouds write to words you know by heart. ~ Love, Bobbie

    • fathomless truths you color for us today Bobbie…..I agree that when we question everything, we can fall back on love….it is the only way…..indeed, ‘love remains’….thank you for you, Bobbie, for you emanate these truths…..

  3. beautiful and inspiring but also thought provoking post, Blue.
    There is not much more complex than the simplicity of love.
    Have a beautiful day!
    groetjes, Francina

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