My patients. Some of them are so incredibly sick or are fighting serious illness at such a young age and will still smile when you walk into their room. Their appreciation for life, even though the quality of it is poor, inspires me every single day. It makes you realise that there is always a reason to smile.
There is a moment in relationships when the person you are with holds you differently, looks at you differently and listens to what you say in a different way.
It is clarity.
This is the moment that that person realizes all the reasons- big and small, good and bad, important and irrelevant- that they are with you. It is the moment they give you their heart.
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart