Love only endures when it moves like waves,
Receding and returning gently or passionately,
Or moving lovingly like the tide
In the moon’s own predictable harmony,
– James Kavanaugh
I was asked to read this poem as one of the readings at a dear Friend’s wedding and I had to practice it many times to ensure that I didn’t burst into tears in the middle. Since I was at another wedding this past weekend, I felt like this was the quote… my life rolls in waves. If I spend a glorious day of fun and extrovertedness, the next day I’m quieter.. As I’ve worked to ensure that LOVE does not make me compromise things inherent to my being, I have often wondered in what ways and how.
This poem seems to speak to me the most about what love might be. Perhaps it is like the waves, at times turbulent, at times swelling, and at other times lapping gently on the shore line. That it can hold this immensity in friendships, in partnerships, and in community. I’m seeking to create love that endures. I’m not looking for placid calm, I know that there will be times when the waves are pitching the boat. I want to be like the wave.
The only way that I trust that Love is when it can move like waves. There are times of life that are deeply turbulent, there is a growing out in the world and coming back that feels like the waves are moving. There is a space of trust here, that like the tide there will be times of swell and other times of quiet lapping on the edges.
Mantra: May I move in the ways of the waves and trust each next swell.
Journal: What is receding in my life right now? What is returning to me? Where have I noticed a love like this before?
These Soulful Sunday blogs go out weekly on Sundays to be used as a place to step back from the hustle and bustle and explore what your soul might be saying to you. Some folks use these as journal prompts and let loose amidst pages. Some folks bring them to the kitchen table and jam over coffee. Do you, boo.
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