This is a beautiful post written by Aquila ka Hecate, so wonderful that I had to re-post it here. Click on the title to be brought to her blog. I am not willing to be written in the Book of Life without you.
"I am not willing to be written in the Book of Life without you."
So said the email I received yesterday from Integral Life. For some reason, this pricked up my inner ears.
I found myself that evening standing on the pavement outside my place of work, waiting for my partner, addressing everyone I saw in this way, internally, silently.
I may as well have said it out loud to them. The reaction was immediate - smiles, open-faced acknowledgements, a certain lessening of the veering-away we do to each other on the urban streets.
I then turned my attention to the poor captive Pin Oak growing beside me. Lifting my gaze to its top bare branches, I breathed "I am not willing to be written in the Book of Life without you" to it. And felt a slow-beat response of Love.
Next, the bulbs planted in the orderly flower gardens, then the Oil Seed trees drooping across the island. The Sparrows, the stragglers of non-migrated House Martins, and the ubiquitous Mynahs. "I am not willing to be written in the Book of Life without you"
From the car (12 year old Daewoo I finally bought for R20 000 on Monday), looking out at the dark blue sky, Venus and Saturn and Mars in a row, and: "I am not willing to be written in the Book of Life without you"
It's a good mantra.
And it's true. I am not willing to be written in the Book of Life without you. And you. And you. Without You, I am not willing at all.
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