Friday, June 19, 2015
......pulling up the covers and thinking......something vaguely significant about warmth......and comfort.....and ---being loved.
Isn't it time, R, to be less concerned about being loved - and more concerned about loving?
"I love, you love, he, she, it loves."
Yes, there is a time to forego - and "middle age" must be that time.
Warm yourself with memories -
Seer yourself with momentary pleasures -
But bank the fires with lasting embers:
The elder son who still needs you so and has given you
.... a grandson of pure delight.
The daughter who brings sunshine into every moment of your day.
And the younger son who is still somehow a mystery
you have just begun to fathom.....and enjoy.
.....A mother of such deep understanding
- you'll never comprehend.
And grandmothers diverse - but so important in their roles.
Aunts, uncles, cousins - outsiders --
- neighbors, friends, lovers, enemies.
-----Lasting embers ----
(ril, 4/22/83 11:18 p.m.)