When one has once fully entered the realm of Love, the world — no matter how imperfect — becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for Love.
Today I have made it through a decade of my walk with my wife. Ten years in which she has held me and helped me, loved me and been loved. A decade in which she has mothered my son and kept me alive, dried my tears and shed them with me. I have no way of ever expressing to her how much she means to me. I can only tell her that I have no doubt that I wouldn’t have survived these last ten years without her. I hope that the next ten years will find us even stronger. As it has been said, we have much to do before the day is through.
So, Nick… sing her a love song for me:
I love you, Michele! I have swam in the eternal dream sea with you countless times…
Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; re-made all the time, made new.
-Ursula Le Guin, The Lathe Of Heaven