Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sometimes I find words cannot express what I feel in my heart..whether its to express the depths to which I love someone, the sadness I feel at the tragedies and losses in life or the gratitude that I feel towards those around I will turn to better writers then me to hopefully find the words that elude me...

On Love my favorite...

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

Pablo Neruda

On Sadness...

There are circumstances that must shatter you; and if you are not shattered, then you have not understood your circumstances. In such circumstances, it is a failure for your heart not to break. And it is pointless to put up a fight, for a fight will blind you to the opportunity that has been presented by your misfortune. Do you wish to persevere pridefully in the old life? Of course you do: the old life was a good life. But it is no longer available to you. It has been carried away, irreversibly. So there is only one thing to be done. Transformation must be met with transformation. Where there was the old life, let there be the new life. Do not persevere. Dignify the shock. Sink, so as to rise.

And finally a quote that completely summarized how I felt this morning after the resounding success of our fundraiser last night..

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

And this...

How far that little candle throws his beams!So shines a good deed in a weary world. ~ William Shakespeare

Thank you all for shedding a beam of light into the lives of those so in need of it right now..the people of Haiti...

"I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom". ~ Author Unknown

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