The Tree of Life


Last night I saw a Tree of Life diagram you had created matching my special life moments with yours. It was based on the wonderful; evolutionary relationships of our life in union as One. I was on the Gospel side you on the Epistle side and in the middle between was text, scripture noting how important the event line was to our journey into one. My eyes were dim, I could not see clearly what was written therein. I knew what was written there in Scripture deep within and understood. It is us our united One.
In the beginning, I was alone searching for you. Found you, united as one with the body and blood. We loved with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind and with all our strength. Brought forth another. We loved and mattered to God and each other. You died and were reborn. I am alone again but not alone I am here, you are there. Still united as one by God! WE still grow in love, reaching for the ends of being. There is a light at the end of the dark tunnel. Is it you going or coming? Still united as one forever.

12th Anniversary Poem (fragments) 1981 by Patricia A. Bow

I know the scent and shape of you: 
I know you all, yet not at all.
I linger with a connoisseur’s delight 
over a contour of bone, a texture of skin,
gloating over treasures of silk and ivory 
that are mine alone, 
and yet no-one’s but yours.

For you and I are so entwined 
that we can read each other’s mind 
at times, a simple exercize. 
Then comes the stumble of surprise 
when, reaching out in haste, I find 
the stranger self behind your eyes.

Far apart upon the lawn, 
two tall trees confront each other 
never to touch, ever alone: 
yet beneath the grass and stone 
intertwined their roots have grown, 
so intimately webbed together, 
neither one can tell his own.

So with us: which flatly proves 
futility of arguments 
On which is which, and whose is whose.

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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