To live in this world, you
must be able to do three things:
to love what is mortal; to hold it
against your bones knowing your
own life depends on it; and, when the
time comes to let it go, to let it go.
The poets say love is immortal and maybe it is, but our experience of it here on earth is mortal and there will come day when we must let it go.
And that, in itself, is the best reason to love with wildly and with great abandon.
When I look back on the years of my life already passed I smile because that’s what I’ve done.
I’ve loved with great passion.
I’ve let go when it was time. Oh, sometimes kicking and screaming, but still, I did let go.
And then, lucky me, a love I let go of returned unexpectedly, burnished by the years and the better for it.
Yes, it’s a happy Valentine’s Day for me.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too. Here’s my valentine for you.