Can you go back in time
To a place in your mind
To the one who knew
A part of you
That you just couldn't find?
If you asked me to choose
Between a memory or two
When it's said and done
I'd take the one
Whose love I had to lose.
--from the song When She Danced by David Foster
How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December's bareness every where!
And yet this time removed was summer's time,
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burden of the prime,
Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me
But hope of orphans and unfather'd fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And, thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or, if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near. --William Shakespeare
Such a slender moon, going up and up, Waxing so fast from night to night, And swelling like an orange flower-bud, bright, Fated, methought, to round as to a golden cup, And hold to my two lips life's best of wine. --Jean Ingelow
I believe that there are no accidents, that all things work together unto good for those who love God, and that God's timing is perfect. Most of all, I believe in love because God is Love, and love is of God. After Him, the greatest gift anyone can receive in this world is a true friend; and "a friend loves at all times," no matter what. Life is an amazing journey filled with everyday miracles. I hope to make your acquaintance along the way.