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    The Truelove There is a faith in loving fiercely the one who is rightfully yours, especially if you have waited years and especially if part of you never
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2005
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      The Truelove
       
      There is a faith in loving fiercely
      the one who is rightfully yours,
      especially if you have
      waited years and especially
      if part of you never believed
      you could deserve this
      loved and beckoning hand
      held out to you this way.
       
      I am thinking of faith now
      and the testaments of loneliness
      and what we feel we are
      worthy of in this world.
       
      Years ago in the Hebrides
      I remember an old man
      who walked every morning
      on the grey stones
      to the shore of the baying seals,
       
      who would press his hat
      to his chest in the blustering
      salt wind and say his prayer
      to the turbulent Jesus
      hidden in the water,
       
      and I think of the story
      of the storm and everyone
      waking and seeing
      the distant
      yet familiar figure
      far across the water
      calling to them,
       
      and how we are all
      preparing for that
      abrupt waking,
      and that calling,
      and that moment
      we have to say yes,
      except it will
      not come so grandly,
      so Biblically,
      but more subtly
      and intimately in the face
      of the one you know
      you have to love,
       
      so that when we finally step out of the boat
      toward them, we find
      everything holds
      us, and confirms
      our courage, and if you wanted
      to drown you could,
      but you don't
       
      because finally
      after all the struggle
      and all the years,
      you don't want to any more,
      you've simply had enough
      of drowning
      and you want to live and you
      want to love and you will
      walk across any territory
      and any darkness,
      however fluid and however
      dangerous, to take the
      one hand you know
      belongs in yours.
       
       
      ~ David Whyte ~
       
       
       
       
       
       
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      God says nothing, he just remains silent. 
      ***********************************
      Stop violence against women
      http://www.amnesty.org/
      With marches, demonstrations, flags and music, Amnesty International members and supporters declared to the world that this human rights scandal could no longer be ignored. [* Slideshow]
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