Saturday, February 26, 2011

"I Took Your Faith to Heart Today" Roo

In the end it comes down to choosing to be happy.

My friend Roo said that.  Hello Roo.  There there now.  You and the Cowboy filled a big space in my thoughts today; how despite everything and because of everything, you keep trying to return to happiness by simply choosing it.  You inspired a deeper level of purpose and presence in me today.

You got me thinking.  How do we measure a life?

I don't think it's a measure of time.  It's not how long we live.

It's how we show up for the party.
It's how much we love.
How much we are loved.

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars...  Jack Kerouac

The best fortune I ever got in a fortune cookie said this, and I kept it because I believe it:

Love can make a summer fly, or a night seem like a lifetime.

Lord hear my prayer tonight.  However many nights of love Roo and the Cowboy have, may they all seem like a lifetime.


Do not underestimate the power and the blessing and the rare gem of being so very loved, by a man who responds to the fragility of his own life by getting new tires on all the vehicles.  Don't cry now Roo, anticipating loss.  Celebrate.  Celebrate gloriously you were given love like this in your life.

As for you Cowboy,

I bow to you,
and the way you love.
You burn like a roman candle.
Peace be with you.


Saskia said...

Lots of love for you and your family!!!!

Saskia :)

Mimi said...

What a beautiful post.

Hugs & love,

Rhonda Roo said...

Oh, you beautiful doll. What am I going to say to convey the feeling i felt with you in my inbox directing us back here for this incredibly special gift?

So inept, am i.

I am crying as i type, but not the bad cry, the good one, the one where you're overwhelmed by an unexpected flood of emotion, when you're seeing life in sepia tones and hearing what a wonderful world by louis armstrong in your head....
Cowboy got teary eyed, too, and we both thank you so much for so eloquently putting it all down, the things we feel and can't express.
And tonight, on the back porch, we'll toast you while wishing good things for you on the first spider-star we see exploding across the sky on a beautiful long night....
Love~love~love~ to you.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...