23 Years Ago...Our Valentine's Day

23 years ago today the Rocket Scientist asked me to walk through life's journey with him.  I said "absolutely!" and the rest is history. It hasn't always been a chocolate silk pie...but it has always been sustaining and constant and comforting. My love for him grows deeper and clearer each day. Even in our disagreements and frustrations we find a love that is better than the day before. As God's word says - "iron sharpens iron" and we seems to find those special ways of sharpening each other. Our life is blessed - beyond what we could have imagined. I'm looking forward to the nest 23 years with my groom.

Happy Valentine's Day Rocket Scientist!

somewhere i have never travelled - e.e. cummings

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands