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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Through Time and Space

I’ve been fortunate (albeit in a bittersweet fashion). I’ve come to meet and know and love a number of truly magnificent women/human beings. Each was unique. Intelligent. Passionate. Caring. Each proved to be a challenging companion (the very best kind).

And yet...

We ultimately chose different paths. Left each other weeping.

How can this be? All the necessary attributes were present and accounted for, yet the outcomes were never guaranteed. I believe part of the answer lies in how we move through time and space.
So much depends on our “personal-velocity” the pace at which we live and love. “Timing is everything” one often hears. It is.

And it’s not even that we move at a fixed rate. In my youth, I hurtled through time and space at a ferocious clip. I worshipped speed and motorcycles. I was in a mad dash to experience life. At that rate of speed, I left a few companions in my dust.

My velocity nowadays is more akin to “stroll”. I’m as spent and beat up as my motorcycle. Tired. Faded. Rusted. Sputtering. I need to spend some quality time in a repair shop. My slow-movin’ ways left me to choke on a few others’ dust.

And so it goes...the saga of travel through time and space.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jonas, you remain too good a soul, too pure at heart to be left unattended for long. I predict a healing love interest with a knack of oiling rusty bolts and buffing out rust is in your future....

Tue Dec 09, 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Sally-Sal said...

Beautiful sentiments.

Tue Dec 09, 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said in a kind of sparsity of words reflecting a kind of fullness of being albeit w/o what we expected but with what we accepted, very true, put into words i might have written likewise

Tue Dec 09, 05:58:00 PM  
Blogger Ponita said...

Finding someone who is on the same path, travelling at the same speed, in the same direction, is a veritable challenge....

I am still looking, but have not given up hope of finding that special one.

Jonas, one day someone will appear in your life, take you by the hand, and meander down that path with by her side, at a speed that you are both willing to travel at without sacrificing anything.

Wed Dec 10, 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous serenity said...

yes, timing is everything...

...and so is that special someone willing to expand the universe to make room for all that you are and all that you will become...

“Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself”
-Antoine de St. Exupery

Wed Dec 10, 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Time to sit back and ENJOY the ride... take in the scenery around you and maybe you will spot the mate you desire....

Wed Dec 10, 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger shadowlands6822 said...

Your motorcycle analogy reminded me of when we "traded up" from a "Heritage" to a "Tour Glide" Harley.

A younger guy looked at the T Glide and said to my husband that he liked the bike and he would get one like it when he got "old".

I looked at him and said that maybe, by the time he was 40 (that is the age when we bought the T Glide) he would be old enough to handle such a machine.
He looked a little puzzled, but I thought, "yes, it takes a maturity to be able to handle this kind of motorcyle."

My friend, you are a complex and beautiful soul. Your special person will have to have that kind of maturity to be able to be "In the Wind" with you...

Don't give up, my friend...

Thu Dec 11, 05:21:00 AM  
Blogger the psycho therapist said...

Yes. And so it goes.

Sat Dec 13, 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jonas,

I just happened to click on this month on your blog list, and this is the post I read. Reminded me of a song I just discovered:

Sat Sep 04, 09:34:00 PM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Hello, Mary!

It's been a while since I've heard from you. Keep these musical bits coming. I enjoy them all.

Sun Sep 05, 11:04:00 AM  

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