Friday, June 08, 2007

Nearness of the Beloved One by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I think of you, when I see the sun's shimmer
Gleaming from the sea.
I think of you, when the moon's glimmer
Is reflected in the springs.

I see you, when on the distant road
The dust rises,
In deep night, when on the narrow bridge
The traveler trembles.

I hear you, when with a dull roar
The wave surges.
In the quiet grove I often go to listen
When all is silent.

I am with you, however far away you may be,
You are next to me!
The sun is setting, soon the stars will shine upon me.
If only you were here!


Where are you right now? where have you been? It has been 7 years. For some people, 7 years is enough to kill a marriage. While for others, 7 years is a time of doing and being. For me, 7 years is not enough. It never seem enough to forget you and your words. Not enough to take away the sound of your voice and your laughter.

As I count the days gone by, I realise I am still here. Wondering what happened to you... Wondering where you went after our last conversation...Wondering if you are truly happy right now...

I want to tell you this: Wherever you are... be yourself, be happy, be real! I will be fine... God loves me very much and is taking care of me. I know that you will find your paths that lead to your loved ones. So when you look up to the moon sometime soon, I do hope you remember me remembering you.