Thursday, July 01, 2010

love thursday 07.01.10 ~ "why have you not been to see me?"

(mary in the churchyard at painted church in hawaii)

A man said to a Dervish: “Why do I not see you more often?” The Dervish replied, “Because the words ‘Why have you not been to see me?’ are sweeter to my ear than the words ‘Why have you come again?”’

~ Sufi tradition ~

Yesterday I attended another continuing education seminar. The best part of it was seeing someone I haven't seen in a very long time--someone who has been very important to me. We shared a couple hugs. We caught up (as much as you can during the breaks of a seminar).

I feel blessed. A place deep inside me feels comforted.

Is there someone you have been missing? Wondering about? Wishing you could talk to?

Perhaps it is time to reach out. Call. Write. Email. Ask the universe for a serendipitous meeting.

"Beloved...why have you not been to see me?"


Carrie Wilson Link said...

You Mary lover, you! : )

Joan said...


CarrieJ said...

Perfect philosophy ... though hopefully with love you never get to the "why are you here again"

Deb Shucka said...

No accidents. I just had lunch with an old friend and it filled my heart in places I didn't know were empty.

Love the Sufi story.

Kathryn Grace said...

It's all about love, isn't it? Again. : )