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A love poem….

May 7, 2011

Garden : by Sean Hayes

When the morning breaks
We will be out walkingWe will watch the sun
Rise above the wallWe will ask ourselves
What road to takeWe will catch our hearts
You and I
decideWhere to take our journey
How high to fly
Love to love our turning
You and ITake the road we take
Then we improvise

When the road it breaks
There will be surprises

Live to grow with fate
Wake to see your Time

Search your heart with mine
You and I
decide

You and I

Garden
grows around
us

So, I didn’t write this — it’s by an amazing singer/song writer — Sean Hayes — but I have definitely had these kinds of conversations with Bill a gazillion times.  I love the line: You and I decide.
This is my life.  This is the only life I will ever have.  And it will end way too soon.  I don’t have time to get screwed up by screwed up societal etiquette and norms.  I desire to live my life my way.  I am at the wheel on this journey and I am making the rules.  It’s definitely an off-road course and that is definitely a very lonely and difficult course but it is also extremely rewarding.  I think my main issue with most people is that hardly anyone truly thinks for themselves.  So few actually take the time (and it does take time) to decide for themselves what they believe, who they are, what they want — outside of what they’re being told they are or what they want.  Take the time to truly unwind the self from the perception.  So many people are living such generic lives going after material meaninglessness.  It is quite frustrating.  But…I have a handful of thinking souls I am lucky enough to be sharing some time and space with and that definitely helps.  I also am in love with a thinker.  Took him awhile to break away from the image of what his life should be, but he has and he is truly — finally — living his life as he wants to.  And for that I am very, very proud of him.
Okay, so I just put someone else’s word, but I have to again because I just LOVE this poem.  Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken is usually the celebrated poem, but I love his On a Tree Fallen Across the Road.  I am about to go on a camp/climb trip with my love, so the poem is a bit more pertinent.  I love this poem sooo much.  I love how he’s using the connectedness of all on this planet.  In the Alchemist there is much talk of how all the forces in the Universe come together to push you toward your destiny.  I think Frost is using a similar idea in On a Tree….basically humans have becomes a rush rush rushing species that we don’t take the proper time to sit and ponder our existence, it’s ultimate end and what we hope to do and see and be whilst on this earth.  But there are things (perhaps not a fallen tree) that make us take pause and re-evaluate.  And I just love how Frost says it’s not about deterring you or showing you you’re headed down the wrong path — because there is no wrong path — it’s just to make you stop and ponder and really reflect on what you want from life.  Because you are you and only you.  You are the only one who will ever feel and experience what you feel and experience.  And you are the only one on your path for your whole life through.  So live your life and, by God, take the time to truly figure out what is your life.  And, as the Benjamin Button line goes, it is never too late to live the life you truly want.
Happy early Mother’s Day, Pammie.  Thank you for supporting me in my living my life and journeying my journey.  love you.
(To hear us talk)

The tree the tempest with a crash of wood
Throws down in front of us is not to bar
Our passage to our journey's end for good,
But just to ask us who we think we are

Insisting always on our own way so.
She likes to halt us in our runner tracks,
And make us get down in a foot of snow
Debating what to do without an ax.

And yet she knows obstruction is in vain:
We will not be put off the final goal
We have it hidden in us to attain,
Not though we have to seize earth by the pole

And, tired of aimless circling in one place,
Steer straight off after something into space.
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