Yes Love is forever!


I am heart, soul, and mind in one body; our two bodies by marriage united into one. When my beloved died, we remained still one, but something was lost, and it just might be the mind or more accurately all that I know as coming from the physical senses.  She is still there in the empty space around the heart and of course in our soul which was, is and always will be united as one, the promise of marriage.  To find her is difficult amidst the clutter of everyday living. Her death made me one with the moon worshipers: “All day we creep about the brain, / Benumbed and deafened with the noise / Of carnal pains and carnal joys, / That thrust their stupid joy and pain \ Across the peace of our disdain.” (E.R. Dodds The Moon-Worshippers) Yes, to find her is difficult. “But when the grosser senses swoon, / Then with dances privily / And the wordless litany / A million ghosts will importune / Our vestal mistress, Lady Moon: …” (E.R. Dodds The Moon-Worshippers) To find her there inside me is difficult, as difficult as it is to find myself. I am still learning to reach deep within. Yes, there is that quiet period just before dawn when I seem to touch her in our soul and am in paradise with her. This is when I know the world does not end with a whisper or a bang and Love is stronger than death. She does not come by me seeking her within. I cannot make her appear. She comes when I need her most. To love is to experience grace. Love gives a sense of truly being. When you love and marry you truly become one forever.

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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