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Sending Air Signals of Love on Valentine’s Day by Mary Lou Meyers

Saturday, February 13th, 2021
My classmate Mary Lou lost her husband David five “long” years ago after 50 plus years of marriage. Her poem is like a love letter to her beloved David and echoes this quote from novelist Sarah Peretsky from her book Breakdown, pub. 2012. Final sentence in Mary Lou’s poem triggered posting the final sentences in Peretsky’s moving novel:

Perfect love casts out fear, we are told. None of us is capable of perfect love, but as we help each other along this difficult journey which is life, the love we bear for one another does ease our burdens. And even in death, that love binds us together; truly, in death, we are not divided.

 

Red Carnations on my kitchen table for Valentine’s Day

 

Signals of Love

If you don’t send smiles and laughter
and I care for you ever after
through air kisses and hugs,
there will only be despair left in the thin air;
worse the inability to pick up
after the air-aid signal
all-clear has been dispersed,
and all activities long unrehearsed
come back again on a song’s worth.
Will you then be ready to sing out like crickets,
a continuous filament of chatter that really matters?
Can you locate thoughts that gathered
beyond the staggering few
pronounced through your bonafide mask.
The dream world is made of tougher stuff,
for it abides within stretches of our mind’s worth,
and is always there for our creature comforts.
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So much has happened, so much changed
and re-arranged, but your Face remains the same
as real as the sky which triggers,
snowflakes transfigure—.
But there is always an intermission
where we must glean from the oxygenation,
the insight from the “Waiting Game” in-between.
Unlike the snow, there is a Hands Off Policy,
but I’m off-setting it by sending Air kisses of Love
spanning the many miles in-between unlike my dreams
where each of you are pictured in a framework
so dear to me, a vision of clarity in the renewed air,
and a kind of nearness which speaks of your dearness.
Not at arms length anymore, but a hug’s worth.
Even snow has its blue notes depending on whether
the sun is shining through glistening true notes.
We are still subject to the Moon’s call and recall
more persistent than the Sun, but I’ll be
lashed to the winds on days that abrade you
flying on the clouds that inundate you;
while I skate on thin ice holding fast to your image
that will last beyond Time itself.
Each day I pray for the strength to overcome
any obstacles in the way bar none
till we’re back together again.
Till then, see diamond facets gleaming in the sand
or in the snowflakes which cover the land,
and count the breathless moments when Nature
comes to call, and remember it all
till we meet body and soul again. 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

 

I am writing this earlier in the month because I will be in Florida for 5 days, one of which is Valentine’s Day.

Since I met my husband Alan a couple of days before Feb. 14th and he called me on Valentine’s Day, this is a special day for me. But when I was single, I used this day to send love to friends and family, so whatever state of being you are in, celebrate with LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

 

Speaking of LOVE, this little book by Lodro Rinzler is a terrific take on how to heal the wounds of love. The subtitle is Buddhist Advice for the Heartbroken and I wish I had this book when I was going through my divorce, but this was published in 2016 by Shambhala Publications and my divorce was well before that.

Each mini-chapter tackles an issue about love and loss, such as:

What is Heartbreak?
What is Love?
If You Feel You Might Never Heal
If You Feel Like A failure
If you Feel It’s Time to Let Go
Each of these mini-chapters point to the healing process in simple terms, using many of the author’s own heartbreak examples.

This would make a great gift for someone going through a break-up. At $12.95 you will learn a great deal about yourself as well as the pain you are going through and how to weather the storm of sadness of the death of a loved one or pain from a breakup. I read it slowly, because there’s a lot of info packed into 170 pages in a book only 4″ X 6″. PAck it into your tote or in a big pocket and read it as needed!

 

I also cut and pasted info from the Internet about this day, and it included love stories in the movies, all of which I have seen except Love & Basketball. I would have to pick Casablanca and Dirty Dancing and Sleepless in Seattle as my three favorites, with Pretty Woman and When Harry Met Sally as runners up.

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more… wikipedia.org

  • Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection
  • Sending greeting cards and gifts, dating, church services

Movies for Valentine season