Don’t waste your precious time…
I was walking this morning with my dog, Kokoa, and stopped to talk with a neighbor. The tears ran down her face as she described the sad event of her husband dying a couple of years ago. She recalled a story of how they ended up in an argument—while he was cooking her dinner—over her calling a shallot an onion. She told me, “It’s so sad how sometimes we mindlessly argue over something with our loved ones or partners. It’s a ridiculous waste of our precious time together.”
What the world needs now, is not just love sweet love, but a little sprinkle of mindfulness and a dash of less mindlessness. I got inspired and went home and wrote this poem to my beautiful wife, Lori. She said it was “one of your best ever” and wanted me to share it:
We have only this moment
And sometimes when it’s too late
We realize the ridiculousness
Of arguing away these precious moments…
We spend together.
Can be merely small fissures
Or Grand Canyons
In the rich mountains of love.
The latter is insurmountable
And the other requires a simple bridge…
We can build together.
No one can experience
The weathered mountains of love
Ignorant of the canyons and fissures
Their existence is undeniable in lovers
Yet, the love that last
Is forged from lovers that realize
That both sides of the great canyons
Are merely the same…
When we see together.
Our love can transcend
The mountain of love
When we realize we are the mountain itself
And we are not separated by its canyons
For even at the base of this great canyon
The mountain is one and the same again
It is only an illusion of separateness
We can dispel…
When we join together.
Let’s enjoy our moments together
Let’s build the needed bridges together
Let’s simply “see” together
Let’s forever join in love together.
I love you, Lori.