Thursday, January 5, 2012

Love comes knocking at my door - in a shape and form I did not expect.

Foreign arms reach out and encircle me - and though I am embarrassed, I feel I have waited for them all my life.

Eyes I might once have misunderstood pierce my heart - and I find myself inextricably connected to something I was wont to disdain.

Snow falls and ice melts - love falls and heart melts.

I have learned there are no guard rails on love. There is only risk.

Some have asked what word I would pick to start 2012, and I stutter under my breath, "A single word for an entire year? I couldn't pick one for this minute!" And the icicle begins to drip; drip, drip, dripping on me. And I find my hands reaching out to fingers of trust and confidence. I daresay it is risk.

And I daresay I shall take it.

And it will either lead me out of my own fears once and for all, or bind me to them forever; but the time, I think, has finally come.


Changes in the wind said...

Well you got the decision part of it done...the rest will all fall into place:)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'm happy you are facing your fear -- remember what FDR said. :)

Inger said...

Be of good courage.

Out on the prairie said...

Very enchanting as life and love should be.

TexWisGirl said...

then i wish you strength. :)

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Pam said...

I am so proud of you Alli..
It is worth the risk to love.

Country Mouse Studio said...

Risk is a good word for sure it keeps life interesting doesn't it?