But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls. - Khalil Gibran
This week I have been given a great gift...time alone by the sea. I can only imagine what it must be like to live near the ocean where the horizon is so wide open and the land is a constantly changing canvas, washed clean and reshaped again and again by the pounding of the surf. For a few days I will wander, rest, reflect and dream on my own. In the evenings I will come together with the man I love and do more of the same. I find that we are beginning to settle into this rhythm in our everyday lives as well, as our kids are growing up and away from us. Like so many other transitions I have experienced, this time is bittersweet...a mixture of sadness and excitement, adventure and grief.