I marveled then pondered
“Perhaps the sky would honor my wings”
“Or perhaps the earth would be jealous”
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How big is the world compared to love?
My world continues to expand each day with you
We revolve around the sun in the constant presence of light
The days seem to not contain enough time and space
So much to say and express
Our only quest is togetherness
To love as openly and fully as we can
Our hands holding the ends of a ribbon as we tie a bow around
what we have found
There is nothing more priceless or precious
We wave to the moon each night
Hoping this “good night” will be the last apart
I wait for the morning in which we awake and I see the sun
rising in your eyes
It is then perhaps, I will fully understand the magnitude of our love
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Over the weekend I watched the movie “Million Dollar Baby”. Hilary Swank stars as an amateur boxing who wants to turn professional and Clint Eastwood is the boxing trainer that takes her under his wing. Swank rises the ranks with her raw skill, talent and Eastwood ‘s tutelage. After eventually receiving a title fight, she becomes paralyzed from the neck down because of a cheap shot by her opponent and a freak accident while falling.
After having one leg amputated because of little blood circulation from her not being able to move and surviving because of a breathing machine, Swank asks Eastwood if he could end her suffering…
Eastwood struggles with his decision because he is battling his own inner demons and how do you help someone to die? Definitely a tough moral dilemma.
Eastwood feels guilty, believing everything is his fault for deciding to train her. He is reminded by a friend that he helped her to achieve a dream she wanted of being a professional boxer and fighting for a championship belt. Most people live a life and never achieve something they hoped for or dreamed of accomplishing.
There were dreams I had that I have long since let go of. There are dreams that I have been blessed to see come to life. I look at myself and understand that I am on the declining side of life, not that I am aging rapidly or that I am death’s door, just something inside you realize. When you are at a certain age, the world, life, looks so huge with this endless cache of possibilities. Life doesn’t look as huge anymore, but the endless cache of possibilities are still there.
No matter what I have been through or faced with in the present, I am thankful for the life shaping experiences. I still dream and I still hope. If I am to go today at this very moment, I know I have experience something so very meaningful to me that surpasses expression and definition. I thank God for that. Will I reach the top of the hill to my life? That point when you know this is it, this where I am supposed to be. Will I only live to see the light at the top of the hill as I make my way up? I am not worried about ifs, one day at a time is all we’re given and we can try to live the best quality of life that we can.
Morgan Freeman’s speech from “Million Dollar Baby”
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Dream sequence in full swing
On a deserted island with all that I need
Glasses clink together
As we take in the ocean scenery
No stones collected to spell S.O.S.
Although we are lost
We know this is only a dream
So we do not disturb our sleeping beings
This island is our paradise found
The ocean’s breeze caresses the skin
The elements here are never at a standstill
Dream sequence always in motion
Moving in accordance with our motion
Shifting and shaping the landscape
Not to forceful as to wake our sleeping beings
All will fade should reality come into play
Perhaps the dream is conscious of the dreamer
We have staked a claim on this island
And we will meet in the next dream sequence
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