Three tethers keep me grounded, firmly rooted in love, holding me from tumbling into the abyss.
In my darkest moments I struggle to find stability, mostly when I am alone. Mostly when I am alone the world seems sometimes overwhelming. I am overwhelmed by the sense of now, yet I know firmly that now is all I have, all we know for sure.
Five decades on I can begin to see the far horizon. None of us knows when we will reach it, yet it seems more real than before.
And friends who have died, friends who are sick, their stories insist to me that I must live and cherish and love now. And so my tethers keep me safe. I am certain that I will love and cherish them all the days of my life. My daughter, my son, my daughter.
Grounded in love.