Roots In the Sky


Cliff HangerIt surprises me when I find myself loving her more everyday, desiring her more everyday, seeing more beauty in her everyday. I suppose somewhere in some programmed part of my masculine indoctrinated brain I thought that love, like passion, like rain, was a temporal, fleeting experience, to simply be enjoyed while it lasted, and let go of when it faded. I didn’t realize that it was something that could become so deeply rooted into my heart that once it was there, it would recurringly bear fruit, expanding ever outward hungrily into the light, giving gifts far beyond expectation. That love could be a sequoia tree, reigning quietly for centuries, instead of a seasonal flower that wilts at the first sign of frost.

There are tempestuous sweeps of insecurity, anger, possessiveness, etc that overcome me at times. But the roots hold strong, digging down deeper beyond simple walls of self and mind. I am more than me, expanding into her. I question this wonder daily, wondering how it could be, that I am not only now myself, but also us, also we, also this every day connection enwrapping and dancing and strengthening simultaneously outward and inward into an unknown but fully impelled future. These thoughts propel me naturally into mystical contemplations of destiny, soul companionship, and sufi communion with my beloved. But I also recognize fully that every day that exists between us is what we create, what we sustain, what we allow. How fragile at times it seems, especially when I test it too far. But these times also strengthen us, making us see how tightly wound the heart strings hurt when plucked to sing.

There isn’t any way to wrap my mind around this. At some point, I have to lay down my arms and simply surrender to what I know to be real and true and right before me in my heart.

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Author: manderson

I live in NYC.

16 thoughts on “Roots In the Sky”

  1. I just started reading this blog; so I’m not sure about the whole story. But she knows how you feel about her, right? That was beautiful.

  2. That has got to be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard. I hope that some day, I too can experience the joys of love! ^_^

  3. You can, right now, even without someone else to love. Simply by knowing within you the space where it can exist. And somehow then it will find its way there.

  4. I loved what you just wrote, simply because i felt all what you just described about love growing without the need to force it to do so.
    i felt thes feelings and are 100% positive that it will grow even more beautifull throughout the days to come.

    wish you both happiness :)

  5. can’t understand mostly what you point out but if loving that person is what you have it does’nt matter if she loves you back….

    to love a person is enough to her but to find somebody to love you back is hard to find right?

  6. You really love her right..?? I can feel it..if only I can be her. Juz kidding! All the best then..God bless your love..

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