Letter to Lord Rayden


These Things

Dearest Rayden,

It is odd that we must be separated for this night.  Tradition dictates that we do not see each other until the day of our union, the day that we pledge our life long promises of dedication to each other, in the presence of the Gods, the celebrants and our friends.  Yet at this moment I would like to say “Tradition be damned!” and be wrapped in your arms once more before I sleep.  I know that this cannot be and that you are not here for me to talk to right now, so this I can do instead.  Talk as if you were here and leave this behind for you to read in my absence.  At least I can take comfort in the fact that we are not to be apart for long this time.    

Do you remember that night?  The one where we had gathered…

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Because that’s what people do…


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.

— HitchHitch

Reason #73


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.

Jealous


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

Reason #71


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.