Dear blog readers,
This is a love letter to you. I love you, and I want to tell you why.
My first love once calmed me down when I was upset by holding me and asking me in a gentle voice, "Did you see anything beautiful today?" Through my tears I realized I had, and I told him about a big tree that I'd seen, the way it looked against the sky with its big branches and its yellow leaves. Describing it made me calmer, reminded me to be reverent and grateful. He listened and watched me while I talked and I felt like I could give him some of that beauty and that made me feel beautiful myself. And that moment felt so much like love for me -- sharing something beautiful with somebody who listens. You, my readers, do that for me every day. By coming back, you ask me, gently, "what did you see today?" It makes me feel loved, and it makes me love you. I get to see the world twice -- once, when I'm living it, and once when I write it down for you.
I love that you are smart, and engaged in the world, and that you are kind to me. I like that you make room in your life to check in on me, and to let me know when I've touched you in a small way. I like that you give me suggestions and respond to my questions and share little bits of yourself here, even though I'm a stranger to you. We're really not strangers, and I love that you trust that. I wish I could have you here. I'd cook you dinner and ask you questions and listen to the answers. If I had a fireplace I'd like to sit near the fireplace with you.
I hope you feel loved today. I do. It feels good to have someone to share this beautiful world with. Thank you for giving me that, in a way that nobody else can.
P.S. Did you see anything beautiful today?