If I Knew Today

If I knew that today would be the last time IÂ’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, IÂ’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, IÂ’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, IÂ’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.

–Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Dear Internet,
Your presence in my life means a great deal to me. I’ve “met” numerous good souls through blogging and surfing. You’re a wonderful community.

That said, last night’s news about my friend’s devastating loss made me aware of numerous three-dee people from whom I have withheld myself lately. Some of these folks are far, far away. I can’t control the geographical distance or the time difference. I have a job which requires hours of my life. When the above quote landed in my inbox, I decided it’s time to take a break and make the effort to interact in slightly more immediate ways. I’ve been robbing myself and my loved ones of connection, and the pendulum needs to swing the other way for awhile.

I’ll be back in a few. I’ll probably post haiku as usual. Otherwise, there’s a lengthy blogroll to peruse.

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