I washed ashore blind with anger after the storm of my life,
And met a girl who loved rainbows.
She found me, though she wasn’t really looking, and
Called out to me cautiously; for
She’d lived through a storm of her own.
We learned to know each other through the distance
Between us, enjoying what we learned and suffering,
At times, from the jagged edges of what we’d been through.
Trust that has never been betrayed came first, then
Friendship, and love. Then came something more
As these three aspects melded into a union greater than the
Sum of them. Something comfortable, something
Warm; a companionship of spirits gained over two decades.
That will carry us above and beyond and away
Where pain is forgotten, and the warmth lasts forever.
I have not earned this, it was my luck when I was blind
That she could see the rainbows after my storm…
Tomorrow, September 13, 2018, is the 20th anniversary of my first date with Jane Truax Timonere, the love of my life. It wasn't always easy because we met when we were older and had each been pummeled by life. We were lucky and hardheaded and made it. I am grateful to her and the One who was kind enough to bring then keep us together.
Thanks for letting me spout.