Beyond the thrill of a new relationship is the deeper connection couples can form when their understanding of each other deepens. Sharing perspectives and helping each other step out of ego and flourish is something that often takes time. It is the beginning of transforming what Marianne Williamson calls “the special relationship” into a “holy relationship.”
I wrote this poem one morning while making pancakes for breakfast for the kids. Creativity often speaks louder and flows for me when I am busy doing something else like taking a shower or driving the car, or I guess, making breakfast. It is like I can give my egoic mind something else to occupy it so it doesn’t get in the way. Anyway, there is a lot of truth in these words for me. I hope it speaks to you as well.
Into the Morning
The sharp air stood heavily
Beckoning the mist from the pond like angels
Ascending into heaven while
The sun rose sleepily along the waters edge
Stretching and yawning against each blade of grass
And onto the backs of the worker ants who march on
You said I greet the day like an unwelcomed stranger
Creaking open the comforter with eyes steeled tight.
But you spring open easily
Casting out the darkness and grateful for each drawn breath
Halted only in the anticipation of each moment
Like catching a glimpse of something unexpected
A tarpon out of water or a sudden flash
Of the cardinal’s breast sparking past.
I love you I say with a twinkle in my sigh
And you grab your keys to go
Pecking my cheek as you pass with confidence.
Your car door grunts and cleans the last step off the drive
While I tread over each bathroom tile, careful to avoid the cracked one.
I listen for its whisper as the inner workings of the plumbing underground
Yields the clear pond water inside with the simple decision to turn a knob.
I stiffly bend my knees into the hot shower
Tentatively exposing the still forming scabs from yesterday
It feels good
And I allow them to soften.
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I am a 42 year old mother of 3, living in Florida with my partner and youngest child. Like the mythological phoenix, I have been reborn out of the ashes of my former way of life and have, for the last several years, set out on an exploration of self expression through visual art and creative writing. I am immensely grateful to feel a part of every living thing in existence and the emergence of a growing evolution of consciousness within and throughout. I am interested in all aspects of energy healing and spiritual transformation and have just recently become a student of Reiki. I understand there is always a choice and I try to choose love over fear at every turn. I am grateful for all of the other women in this group and for their ever present support and guidance. Jennifer Bothast