Someone once told me how you were put here to help me learn, a thought I had trouble embracing. As I sat thinking about this last night, I realized in some part they were right. You were put here I am certain to help me learn about love. All my life I have been quick to rush into situations thinking it was love and only afterwards realizing it was not. After enough of what love was not, I put my heart under wraps for many years. I used to think perhaps I had kept it locked away too long, but I know now it was waiting for you. You have taught me the value of time, the depth and intensity of love. I have learned to go slow, savoring all that love can be, and take small moments as gifts. My thoughts were many last night and I realized perhaps this is all I will get in this life, a love seen through a window, our words like a soft breeze brushing by us, fleeting moments of time recaptured.
My heart waits in a garden walking the stone path that leads to a door. This door opens unto the shadow of my dreams. As I stand shrouded by the plants and flowers of this garden I watch your life pass by. I know at times we hear each other, connecting if only for a moment. If you stop, you will find me there, in a touch, a whisper or a tender moment unexplained, my words hanging on the air like the scent of flowers on a summers night.
One day I will step from the garden and you will remember, a knowing opening from deep within and you will come with me. Here all that we knew will return to us. By day I will be the water and you the wind that moves me. By night I will be the moon and you the stars shining down on the garden where love has waited so long.