I am not impressed by what car you drive
How big your house is
Or even what your titles and degrees are
What matters to me is
Can you stay looking me in the eyes
While we are making love
When your friends are suffering
Do you go to them
When there is tragedy in the world
Do you let your heart break
Can you find compassion, empathy, and forgiveness
For those who have harmed you
Does it matter to you
To ease the suffering of others
Including those you don't know
And may never be praised by
Can you look into the eyes of the dying
Can you see the beauty and mystery all around you
And do you ever drop to your knees in gratitude
At the unbearable wonder and awe of it all
Do you allow life to break you open
Do you laugh often, love fully, and cry freely
Can you dance or pray
Until YOU have dissolved
And all that is left is LOVE
My vision for us:
We've gotten to the point in our lives where we've learned to let go of the small stuff. We spend most of our time feeling grateful for each other and the blessings in our lives. We've done enough inner contemplation and meditation to be mindful of how precious this one life is, and we tend to the things and people that are important to us. We laugh easily and frequently with each other. We value kindness, cherish each other, and seek to find ways to mindfully express that to each other often. We are comfortable being silent together, and often fall asleep with our toes curled around each other. We enjoy physical intimacy and make time for it. We are playful and mischievous, and when something needs to be discussed, we do so with respect, curiosity, and a genuine desire to understand each other.
We know that we are lucky beyond reason to have found each other and we care for that blessing daily.
Favorite movies: Gandhi, Scent of a Woman, American Beauty, The Devil's Advocate
Music: Leanord Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Snatum Kuar, Krishna Das, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison.
How the fuck has Donald Trump gotten this far?!