I love you without knowing how,
or when, or from where.
I love you simply,
without problems or pride:
I love you in this way
because I do not know
any other way of loving but this,
in which there is no I or you,
so intimate that your hand
upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep
your eyes close.
We’ll get through this, my Love.
Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight. Then we come to understand that God is at work in our lives even when we believe that nothing whatsoever is going on.
Joan Chittister from Uncommon Gratitude: Alleluia for All That Is