Not Fun and Games. . .but in communion . .
My eldest in a conversation at one time spoke of the torture of those given knowledge in the inner journey. He said there was no one with whom to share what has been given so they drag in nobility aspects of it. He was a young man then and he was right.
The need for physical arms around one is not lessened in the light of cosmic awareness. If anything it points up painfully how few there are who share or can share in this journey. It points up even how very few there are who know of what we speak.
The desire to clasp hands across the table with a like mind is so intense that the desire is quickly dismissed with uttered arguments. Yet they are just moments.
One learns to walk in communion with invisible friends and these times do make the empty house full. I walked through those rooms with warm woods and the empty house was full. The voices of long ago loves occasionally break through and ears ache from pressures of invisible friends. There is a convocation of saints and the company of good minds still present.
I can throw back my head and laugh at a thought co-mingling with mind and know the presence of a kindred spirit. You have too and to the questioning glances of those standing by explain. . . ‘a thought just struck me funny’ . . .and wish they were such good friends with themselves to be able to laugh out loud.
I can weep with unstoppable tears at ancient anguish hidden within centuries of genetic history. I am given love and have the capacity to love the Spirit within me and to love the Spirit and struggle of the Other. I am pieced and peace-d.
And in the company of those who love, I rest. It is a way station. The journey is unending.
The Welcome. . .
Come, we walk. Take my hand.
Lean on me for a time to gain
a respite for a work unending.
I stand by you, ready
to catch you if you fall.
My arms are steady and ready.
I will not stumble, so do not be afraid.
It has been a hard journey
and you tire.
I’ve stood the watch and marveled
at your tenacity, your perseverance.
Though you faltered, you stood upright
without hesitation. Now breathe easy
for a job well done. No one
could have done it better.
Welcome to the winner’s circle.
It was worth the run. . . .don’t you think?