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The Cold Goodbye…

IMG_3903“Please don’t go.” I said.  She looked at me and smiled, saying “But I have to, you know I do.”  My eyes filled with water, and I asked “Will you return?”  She gently cupped my face in her hands, wiped away a tear and whispered “I always do, after a season.  When the days are dark, your shoulders weary, and your soul cannot see the light, that is when I will return.  I will once again fall upon your face, and warm your heart.  This I promise.”  She gently kissed my head, and turned to leave.  I watched her go, and the further she went, the colder I felt.  I know she will return again, but until she does, my heart will ache as much as my bones.  So I will wait, and watch the skies…and yearn for her embrace once more…


My Greek Cairn…

IMG_3365To some, it’s just a pile of rocks, but to me it’s much more.  It’s an acknowledgement, a nod of the head to those gone before.  Perhaps it’s not as intricately built as walls and foundations that were laid hundreds of years ago, but it is what I can present as an offering to those ancient builders. It overlooks the Aegean Sea, on the island of Santorini, on a mountain top where those that have gone before built their roads, their homes and their temples.  I feel their spirit all around me.  They lived, they loved, they passed.  They left their mark on this world…and on my soul…