The Grace, Real Love

Real love is solid. Specifically, the bond between you and friends – when real, love becomes so rooted and grounded, that time and distance can do nothing to weaken it. If anything, there is something in the knowledge of how pure and unbreakable it is that makes that kind of love incredible, miraculous even! 

Carmen & Grace, Vermont 1992ish

Don’t get me wrong, tending to our relationships, no matter what they are, should always be a priority. If you can hug someone, hug them. If you can sit with them, take the time. But for whatever separates people – sometimes unavoidably, the thing that makes real love so profound is that it is consistently always there, no matter what. Immovable, unchangeable, solid.

This sweet little girl got married this past week in Vermont. The backdrop was spectacular (see header pic). I was so happy to be there! And my friends… I was reminded of my true wealth, all this love and the scenery reminded me of one of my favorite books

“When you part from your friend, you grieve not;

For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.”  

~from The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran

May we all feel that kind of love today. And always have that kind of grace.

Have a sweet day,