Tuesday, October 04, 2005

My sister gave me the gift of this quote many years ago. I have held it in a notebook for years, almost ten, knowing that someday I would need it. That someday it would make sense. It was from one of her favorite tv shows and she was kind enough to share it with me.

"For the first time, I feel time like a heart beat. The seconds pumping in my breast like a reckoning. The numerous mysteries, that once seemed so distant and unreal, threatening clarity in the presence of a truth entertained not in youth, but only in its passage. I feel these words as if their meaning were weight lifted from me knowing that you will read them and share my burden as I have come to trust no other. That you should know my heart, look into it, finding there the memory and experience that belong to you, that are you, is a comfort to me now as I feel the tethers loose and the prospects darken for the continuance of a journey that began not so long ago. And which began again with a faith shaken and strengthened by your convictions. If not for which I might never have been so strong now as I cross to face you and look at you, incomplete, hoping that you will forgive me for not making the rest of the journey with you."

My journey, for those who will undoubtedly have a quick reaction to that last line, is far from over.


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