The flow of life… with you, my love
The flow of life with you, my love
By Rachel Ritfeld
It’s 4.41 in the morning
I can hear the sounds of the waves as they break against the reef
The water rolling ever so gently onto the sands of the beach
I can’t see it
but I know it is near me as I sit on the side
staring up above
and at the same time… staring deep into my heart
My senses have never been so heightened
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean,
I look up and I have no words as I stare up at the stars
Constellation after constellation
they are bright, so bright
as they stand confidently side by side
close enough for companionship
far enough for independence
Yet they stand united
The joy and gratitude that wraps itself around my shoulders feels so warm
Familiar and loving
as the stars give me some sort of reassurance
That this is my path
I don’t know where it leads
But I know right now it is where I’m meant to be
But … why am I crying?
A dark reminder that even when the clouds move in front of them
and for a moment I see nothing
I know they are there
waiting to reveal themselves as if to say
you can always count on us.
Each time my heart hurts, I spiritually move a little closer to nature.
There must have been a lot of sadness
as I now feel security and strength and reassurance only in my travels
Nature doesn’t judge
Even in a storm
I know never to fear
it is part of life
the sun will reappear.
In the day the fish swam around me as I gently observed their beautiful homes.
close enough to feel accepted
far enough to be respected
And I wonder, what it is that makes this concept so hard for people?
Perhaps it’s me?
I feel like the world is to be explored.
I want to see it
taste every fruit as the sun ripens it
knowing, this is as close to god as I will be on earth
I do it not to hurt you
I do it to free me
not from you, my love.
But just like stars
I know I will reappear confidently by your side
as should you
Free from the many forms of sadness I have endured
they reminded me time and time again that the universe will not let me down
It’s the flow of life… at times we are close, at times we are far
but I am always present
Close your eyes and open your heart
I left a part of me behind
So you would know
I am always coming back to you
Close enough to stand confidently united
connected by the energy we can’t deny
Yet far enough to stand independently
Inspiring each other to stand tall
follow your own dreams
Know I would never leave your side
just like the constellations I hoped we would one day see together
All of us
Like the flow of the waves
Confidently know I am present and I am coming home.