As a broken door lets in the light,
a broken heart lets in the world.
No one likes this,
but we can’t grow without it.
And no matter how we try,
we can’t hold on to everything.
For the mind is a net
and all nets have holes.
But you mustn’t worry,
because the heart is a sponge.
Still, it’s easier to fall in love
than to stay in love.
than to live a dream.
In this, we’re all apprentices,
who always begin again.
A Question to Walk With: Describe your own experience of falling in love and staying in love. What is the difference? What has each taught you?
This excerpt is from my book, The Way Under The Way: The Place of True Meeting, 2016 Nautilus Award Winner.
*Photo credit: Lalesh Aldarwish