More than life itself!


Patricia Bow and I were in union with God from the very beginning. We just had to recognize that there is an absolute, eternal union between God and the soul within all of us and in everything. As Paul says we are “hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:3) and “the whole creation . . . is being brought into the same glorious freedom as the children of God” (Romans 8:21). Pat is one with me and I am one with her, our soul is one with God forever. Neither one of us can possibly go to heaven alone – or it would not be heaven. As Paul says, “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39 KJV). When Pat and I married we were already “God and us.” but still needed our times alone to search for our self, prisoners of our ego. Over our 48 years together alive we recovered the original unity the God and us we really were seeking. Our love was basic to our life! As Pat wrote on Easter 1975:

Basic

I love you little more than I love air
For evert time I draw a breath
A puff withstands the void of death:
I love you little more than I love air.

I love you little more than I love water,
It sends the new green springing high,
Without it I would surely die:
I love you little more than I love water.

I love you little more than I love bread.
It binds the muscle to the bone,
It sends the heartbeat throbbing on:
I love you little more than I love bread.

Love was basic to our very being. It was who and what we were and still are. Love is all; love is everything. As Pat said, “We ask nothing, we have all!” Life and love are forever. As surely as night follows day, Patricia is within me and I am within her. Why then is it so hard to reach within and hold her tight while I still dwell here on earth?

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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