Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Others

15 January 2008, 8:06 PM

She came and spread a little laughter
on a meal that was lovelier
for her presence, and filled us more
than it would have without her.
There’s no need- only a longing
for those clear blue eyes to have come
from mine, from his, and no other’s.

She came, and she went, and she left us
aching as if we might one day attain something
we’ll never have, even when they both come home
and we are We, for just a moment,
without the Others.

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George MacDonald

"Home is ever so far away in the palm of your hand, and how to get there it is of no use to tell you. But you will get there; you must get there; you have to get there. Everybody who is not at home, has to go home."

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