Spiritual maturity is an acceptance of life
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
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.