Yesterday Tho posted on our FB page, a photo of the two of us taken in a « photo booth » somewhere in Vienna.…long time ago…
He posted this photo for the occasion of our 48th wedding annversary !
Quite a wonderful occasion to celebrate and to share with our family and friends ! And really many many friends sent kindest greetings and rejoiced with us ! Thank you so much ! From our side we wish you ALL happiness and love !
Later in the day we decided to make another photo in a « photo booth » in a trainstation near our home…and we added it to the first one…
It is our 48th wedding anniversary, we married in 1971…but the photo
is from 1969…allmost exactly to the day, 50 years between these two pictures…
I look at ourselves with awe…have we changed ? of course we have! and yet ? …I know exactly how we felt in our
bodies and mind at that moment and I can still touch this moment , I can touch it right now …We spoke together Tho and me and we said we both can still touch our aspirations our unshakable determination for our lives, our dreams, our energy and love,
our path ... in 1969...it is still alive in us,...our children grandchildren were there with us already at that moment...
Then I think "something" has not changed really…hard to describe…There is impermanence and yet a feeling like a river
that changes constantly and always stays the same….
Someone mentioned our expressions « interchanged » on these two photos …Tho looking very inward and me more shiny in 1969 with our expressions
reversed in 2019…This also made me think how we all change All the time : no one « is like this or like that »…we have endless ways to express ourselves, so many things to learn, so many experiences to go
through ! Joy, pain, the whole range of a possibilities that life offers.
We grow, we go through different phases in life, childhood, adult hood, old age, we evolve constantly, and each one at his/her own pace…you cannot « freeze »
anyone in time and space…we are dancing through life, in constant movement. Our soul, spirit and body are part of the neverending flow of life itself
What a blessing to be able to share this impermanence with family, friends, partner,
husband, wife, …to let each other free to change, to be born and to die to be reborn and to die many many times, at each moment a new...
All our paths have met so many times and will meet again so many times....
It is the safe haven
of love that lets this dance of birth and death become a precious choreography of our lives and it is the safe haven of love, compassion and wisdom that gives meaning and fullfilment to it all
I was wondering…and in 50 years….what
will remain ? what will have changed ? what will be the same? …where will this river flow ? ….what form will it take ?…what will it nourrish…and where will our smiles intermingle with love
deep gratitude and love