Peter Hermann, husband to Mariska Hargitay & co-founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation
(I loved this too much not to post. I think it’s good to balance some of the difficult posts on the blog with inspiring things.)
It is about time.
“Well shit, where am I?”
Love After Love - Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
My hair smells like a bonfire. Bonfires are genuine and that’s all I need.
“I am very willing to share whatever I know or feel I know about finding some serenity in this lifetime.” Dirk Benedict
“Inside each of us is a unique person resulting from millennia of environment and heredity; combined in a way that could never happen again and could never have happened before.” Gloria Steinman