Last weekend was one of my close friend’s wedding. Her and her beau have been dating for a very long time and their love certainly stood the test of time & the obstacles that life has thrown their way. It was very magical to witness such a love and to be apart of a beautiful ceremony. Under calm and clear blue skies, surrounded by mountainous ranges, and acres of lush green vineyards that were sprouting fall leaves collectively, they took their vows in front of a small handful of friends and family.
It was the early 1600’s. Galileo Galilei-the Italian astronomer, physicist, and well renowned philosopher, had first discovered the moons of Jupiter through the lenses of his telescope. He whispered softly to himself, “Though my soul may be set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night,” a saying that faintly echoed into a crescendo chanted by poets and all lovers of words alike.
Close your eyes my old friend. Let go of all the resistance you’ve been holding on to, I’ll sing a song to ease your pain. The song I’ve always sung to you whenever you felt small from the vastness of the world’s problems. The one you hummed to yourself when you felt your tired feet couldn’t take you any farther. The song that we’ve both sung to the moon and the sun and all the planets far and in between when we were apart from one another.
I don’t remember being born, but I guess no body does because it is a memory that slips away from us as we age. But I remember where I came from–my father is a small yet admittedly tough shelled mollusk from the pacific and my mother was the heart and soul of the entire ocean, and I am the pearl born from their pure love.