I remember being 10,
dreamily wondering about romantic love….
My teacher’s imparted wisdom, “You cannot love another before you love yourself”
Years of learning to love myself,
“love” roller coasters and experiences later,
I find myself feeling blue and blah.
Like the windows in the photo,
my mind is filled with remembrances, reflections,
of people and events of times past.
Today, I did not find it so easy to love myself.
Windows that are gray with dirt, reflections of old hurt,
confused and mixed up in recent experiences,
were shared with my mate in the evening.
In our sharing,
my mate lifted old dust from my soul,
And brought me back to love.
Grateful today for love and all paths to it.
Happy Valentine’s Day.