By virtue of this wondrous thing called Social Media, Mel tagged Sara Jayne in a post, so I got to see this quote; "You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” (Miriam Adeney)
It hit deep into my reflections. Probably, for numerous and varied reasons.
March has been a particularly BIG month with births, birthdays, weddings, funerals, work, extended family and living. Lots of me invested in lots of conversations…at one point I drove approximately 1,400 KMs in 48 hours to be where I needed to be. When I finally arrived back at PCH after one very full week, the garden greeted me with its magic, as it is starting to turn on its incredible autumnal colours. Max and Connie “smiling” at me as the car rolled to a stop in the garage. Tezza standing at the back door with a big grin and hug to welcome me home.
Other reflections and thinking were influenced by numerous world and local events. They caused me such dismay and I do not comprehend the violence, hatred and corruption that occurred. It distresses me. Can’t find the words to express these feelings. I just don’t get it.
Then I started to think about the extended network of people I know around the world and apparently some of you are Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Lutherans, no-religion or even Astrologers! (:-) ) YOU KNOW WHAT? – none of that matters to me. It is the person that I love, care for or feel happy about. It is not your religion that attracts me to our friendship or relationship or love. It is your being, your heart, your soul that links me to you.
So, if I am fortunate enough to know you and we have a great relationship, I want you to know that your presence in my extended circle is valued ‘cos of LOVE…nothing more, nothing less - it is not about your ethnic heritage, religion or work. It is because we have connected and I am glad we have. X