This post is an attempt to log some of my creative writing, containing verses I rewrote recently as a sort of alternative sacramental vow – a Thank you Meditation.
They first appeared in 2005 on a Thank You card we designed for the many wedding guests who had attended our Spiegeltent wedding event that Monsoon day in September..I revisted them in February 2012 and drafted them for this blog today. The process helped me understand how my attraction to Taoist thinking had made itself very present in these lines.
If I should learn to Love
Then let it be like the sky above me
Vast , open and expansive
Unasked for and unconditional
And sometime blue in its blessing
If I should seek to offer Love
Let it radiate like the Sun
Pervasive , authentic and singular.
Indiscriminate in its gaze, illuminating all.
Fuelled from within.
Should I delve deeper into love,
Let it be the path of Water, the Way of Rain.
Amorphous , fluid, and persistent:
Seeking to fill each hollow, nourishing any low.
Adapting gently with every motion.
Should I seek to fathom Love,
Let me know it like the Earth beneath my feet
Ordinary, unrelenting, seismic.
Fertile and filled with potential,
Rooted with life.
More stable, more precious with the pressures of Time
Everything I need to know about love is around me
Everything I have learned of love I see in those before me , they who have cleared the path before me.
May I learn to love as they have shown in this life and all my lives to come.