Was reading a poem “Always” by Pablo Neruda last night…. and was touched by the second half which read:
Bring them all to where I am waiting for you
We shall always be alone
We shall always be you and I
Alone on earth
To start our life
It reminded me of the hymn we used to sing at church when I was growing up, “Come As You Are,” which went like this:
Come as you are, that’s how I want you
Come as you are, feel quite at home
Close to my heart, loved and forgi ven
Come as you are, why stand alone?
No need to fear, love sets no limits
No need to fear, love never ends
Don’t run away shamed and disheart – ened
Rest in my love, trust me again
Both made me think of a space or a love which exists free of judgement filled only with unquestioning acceptance…. the possibility of which provides me with some level of hope – even if it is fantastical – that Rumi’s field exists and is a place in which I may one day reside.