One regret, dear world
That I am determined not to have
When I am lying on my deathbed
I did not kiss you enough.
With that as my intention, I was blown away by the waves of emotion I felt throughout the day - watching an elderly man walking his fluffy lap dog, an Asian mother and her college-age daughters engaged in familial banter while making flower bouquets at the farmer's market, children lined up eagerly waiting their turn for a balloon animals, the man in his wheelchair offering for a donation to write your name in fancy script upon colored paper - my heart felt unusually soft and vulnerable but also spacious and energized.
So I stayed up into the wee hours creating this little love poem, if you will. The lyrics of this song by Wah! have dripped into my being and I return again and again to the simplicity and wisdom of the message:
Don't hesitate to bring yourself into the light. It's a journey you must take without a pat on the back or any advice. What you find is your own. What you find is that your dreams grow well with love. If you look for anything in this world, find things that draw you into the greater Love ...
Wah! "Ma Chant (kali)" from Love Holding Love
Here is my offering of love. For you, especially, on this day. Everyday.