Al final del camino me dirán:
—¿Has vivido? ¿Has amado?
Y yo, sin decir nada, abriré el corazón lleno de nombres.
Pedro Casaldaliga 1928-2020
At the end of my journey they will ask if I have loved and I will show them my heart full of names.
We are all aware of our mortality, but the demands of our daily lives, work, family, shopping, household chores, etc. take up most of our thoughts and energy, and then, in the end, everything that’s important is relegated, which brings me to the real topic of this post: the people we love.
Many of us cannot see our loved ones face to face due to covid19 restrictions, and yet we must find time to keep in touch with those we love and appreciate; our family and friends.
Get in touch with them. Call them, send a message, a letter, a postcard, an email, say, ‘I love you’, ‘I miss you’, ‘How are you?’ Not only will it cheer them up, it will also raise your own spirits.
We need to feel the connection with the people we love and appreciate, even if we can’t touch them, hug them or kiss them.
They’re deep in my heart,
I see their faces and hear
their words and laughter
In my thoughts, dreams and soul,
The people I love.
All pictures from pixabay and all thoughts my own, although I’m sure someone has already expressed some of them.
How do you keep in touch with the people you love?
Pixabay is a wonderful site where many generous amateur and professional photographers offer their photos at no cost (there are also photos you have to pay for). And Thursday, which is in the exact middle of the week is an ideal day to stop and reflect, so I’m grabbing one or more pictures and reflecting on whatever comes to mind. I’m not planning on stream-of-consciousness, because although it’s an unplanned post based on a random picture, I’ll edit my thoughts and words, because you’re worth it! I want you to read a pretty and polished post:)