Sunday, May 18, 2008

Change and Love

Monday, May. 19th, 2008 – Sunday, May. 25th, 2008
This Week's Love Horoscope

Sagittarius Love Horoscope (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Self-restraint is essential for making the most of your social opportunities this weekend. Spending too much or consuming too much can work against you. Having fun and sharing your feelings is OK, as long as you don't go overboard. Be kind to yourself and you'll be less likely to overestimate someone else.

Good advice, be kind to yourself and don't go overboard. Love can bring out that self-sacrificing instinct, which can be quite noble, but can also be self-defeating. I'm feeling sad at the moment.

My friend, Rascal, who happens to be a cat, is dying. Soon I have to take him to Dr. D. for the last time. Saying goodbye to someone you love is heart wrenching. Only time eases the pain of loss and so it will sing it's healing song. I'm also saying goodbye to a person I love, too. This is a slow farewell. Time is stealing her memories. Her personality is eroding, being shaped into another dimension. This is our reality. Through it all, love remains a constant, tying loose ends together like a frayed old ribbon wrapped around aging love letters. Love is what holds all of us together. There's pain in love, but there is so much joy and happiness entwined in the ribbon of love it makes the hurt bearable. Not less, but bearable. I treasure each day, whatever it brings, because it is truly a gift. I treasure love, whatever form it takes.

Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all. ~ Soren Kierkegaard (thank you Perceval Press)
Pic ~ Adriance Farm Glen Oaks NY ~ September 1998

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