They leap and hope to God they can fly because otherwise they just drop like a rock, wondering the whole way down “Why in the hell did I jump?” But here I am, falling…and there’s only one person who makes me feel like I can fly, and that’s you.
Because you’re with me always, no matter what has come before and where we are now. I used to think that was a bad thing, that I couldn’t just erase you from my mind, but maybe it’s all as it should be. Whatever will be will be. And like a good friend used to say to me often about the unexplainable – It just is. You’re with me, whether I, or you, like it or not.
It just is.
I’m jealous of the rain that falls upon your skin.
It’s closer than my hands have been. I’m jealous of the rain.
I’m jealous of the wind that ripples through your clothes.
It’s closer than your shadow. Oh, I’m jealous of the wind.
‘Cause I wished you the best of all this world could give,
And I told you when you left me there’s nothing to forgive.
But I always thought you’d come back, tell me all you found was heartbreak and misery.
It’s hard for me to say, I’m jealous of the way you’re happy without me.
~ Timothy McKenzie, Josh Kear, Natalie Hemby
Because you’re perfect for me in a way that nobody else is, was or ever will be because you know me completely and love me unconditionally because of or despite that. I don’t care which – it works.
For the smiling, the laughing and the happy times, for those were the happiest of times I’ve known; the feeling of security and belonging like I’ve never felt before. Your acceptance of me for who I am, your support, kindness and unconditional love. These are the things that I don’t wish to or intend to ever forget.
“Learn to swim.”