There are many kinds

of love

that we experience in this life. 

If we cling to narrow

expectation, we may


the moments when

we are illuminated 

in the light of loving


Here is a true story:

On a birthday that felt 


missing my beloved ,

a small miracle happened. 

After forty-five years,

my third-grade, best- friend

remembered my birthday 

and found me.

Across state lines,

across decades,

across our teen and adult years

lived on separate coasts,

love gave us

a new chapter of


Perhaps in the fragrance 

of a flower,

Or the glow of the smiling moon,

through laughter of a friend,

or kindness of a stranger. 

If you notice, you will see:

Love will find 



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