Archives · October 26, 2008 6

Two Ships Passing in the Night

There are moments in this life where I am left with amazement and wonderment. I am sure there are certain marvelous man made structures or beautiful landscapes that cause amazement and wonderment in all of us but I am referring to those moments in life when you just sit or stand still and for that brief moment you think, “wow”. Not because of an object in front of you but of the path your life is going or where it has been and the people that were in it.

I had one such moment recently. It was so brief that hours after it happened it was forgotten about until a small conversation I had with Juan brought the memorie of that moment back.  In fact, the title of this blog came from him.
I have said in the past that I wear my heart on my sleeve but I don’t remember that I have ever said that I can get lost in my emotions to the point where nothing else matters. I don’t remember that I have said that I can get lost in a person to the point where noone else matters. I can remember where my whole world revolved around just one person. When it didn’t matter how far or for how long I had to travel just to be with that person. When the only thing that made me happy was being with that person. 
I can remember when seeing her afar off meant no matter what I was doing she was more important, but now that time has passed and now that time has healed all wounds I can see her and, just like two ships passing in the night, we can go on our seperate courses without the world stopping just for us. It was a brief moment like that which left me in “awe” because no matter how much had changed up until that moment it was still okay and I was able to just smile about it to myself.
No structure in the world can be so amazing to me as the life, the events, and the people that God has put in my life.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. I don’t have a picture for you today and this is not a thousand words but I am glad you read this far.