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February 8, 2014

Across the Universe. (A Love Story Inspired by the Song.)

Universe

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind
Possessing and caressing me…

The words pour out of me like prayers to her, like some solemn and sacred oaths offered by the footprints in the weathered sand behind me to the smooth, beckoning beach ahead.

I turn to watch the morning sun rise above my ocean horizon, staring in awe at the promise yet to come as the great Artist paints inspiring hues of glory across the morning sky. I slowly, deeply, inhale the crisp morning air and I know, somehow, that she is here with me.

Unseen, unheard, but always close by.

I walk along my day, cherishing the little pieces of her I gather along my way. Words flash across my screen as her thoughts roll through my mind’s countryside, gently reminding me of the power beyond binding us and allowing us to walk together while apart, as one while a universe away. Soon, the sun sets upon her ocean, gifting her with inspiring hues of glory across the evening sky.

She pauses, smiles warmly at the thought of me, and sends me love across the Universe.

Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes
They call me on and on across the universe
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe

I stop, sitting softly upon the sand, staring up at the single star I know, somehow, she sees too.

Together, without pause or hesitation, we say the words as a prayer to the heavens and an intention to all that is, “I love you.”

Together we smile and caress the empty space besides us with a sure certainty that fills our hearts and souls with the promise of a million more. Though eternal numbers of grains of sand separate us, the universe we’ve created within us keeps us close, knowing, wanting, feeling. We make love in our being, kiss deeply in our hearts, and in our minds speak the words of truth no world has ever known.

“I love you.”

Sounds of laughter shades of live are ringing through my open ears
Inciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on, across the universe

Together we laugh, filling a limitless void of emptiness with the joy of a simple thought. I feel the familiar longing in my heart for the simple touch of her hand on my shoulder, of her mouth on mine. I feel the melting into her, the warmth of her body, the feel of her back as I pull her closer into me. I fall back onto my hands, arch my back, and breath the fragrance of her ecstasy all around me.

She calls me on and on, and I hear her, across the Universe.

Love cannot truly never measured in distance, or rhyme, or reason. It is measured in the certainty of the wave of energy you feel at the thought of her form, at the sound of her voice, at the mere mention of her name. We count our blessings in the tiny bumps that raise from our skin in the mere thought of a touch, or a kiss, of an embrace. We issue prayers of knowing, we walk the wisdom of awareness, and we speak the words of truth that lives within and all around us.

To love is to lose yourself and, in the process, find yourself all over again. Like a subtle prayer that springs life eternal from a cold spring, love warms us to the task of living, to the study of our most divine selves.

I love, and I love you, even if across the Universe.

 

*This piece has been adapted by the original which can be found here.

 

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