I wasn't able to post on Valentine's Day (or since, but that's another story!) so I saved these photos taken in a friend's garden in Trinidad which reminded me of love.
Love is a gate, isn't it? The gate to a whole other world - the world of our beloved.
It's our opportunity to see things from a different perspective, from another inside- out as we can only do with a loved one. Who else would share so deeply? So personally?
And we receive the gift of an expanded world, a change of mind, a jump shift in view, a way out of ourselves and into the stream of life, of love.
We lovers are fortunate. If I can just say to myself: "What can I learn?"
rather than "How can I defend?", then it's all just learning, and growing into a bigger self.
Then joy awaits through this gate opened by love.
Thank you, John, for being my gate to a bigger world than mine alone.
Thank you for loving me for all these 37 years with your sweet, constant love
and for discovering with me the wonders behind the gate.
It's been worth the risk, beyond my wildest dreams.