Today is a particularly special day for me, as I am sharing something written by another member of our community. As you may know, last week marked the second anniversary of my starting the blog. After reading that post, Tara Windwalker emailed me with something she had written. That was what I originally wanted to share on Sunday, but I felt I had to wait until she had given her permission. I found what she wrote a great comfort, and hope that it may provide some comfort to you. Without further ado, here is Tara’s piece.
Cyberfriends … not offline … just away
They say, “friends find a way to your door”. I say, “friends find a way to your inner most Being”. Thoughts don’t have physical distances. Feelings don’t care about physical locations.
All that matters, is that when I knocked, you answered. When you knocked, I answered. We became friends.
My cyberfriend, you are as dear to me as family. Maybe, even more, because you truly know me. You took time to understand me. You took time to say “Are you ok?” You gave me acceptance. You let me be me. You made me feel worthwhile. You graced my life. You gave me wisdom and made me laugh. You are not gone. I can feel your spirit and energy. Before you left, you knocked once more. I couldn’t hear, so you left a message that I could understand, with my heart.
The message was: “My cyberfriend, my friend, all emails have ceased.
We will find a way to communicate. Don’t you worry about that, because
I have lots to say and to show you. You graced my life, too. You gave me
wisdom, too, and you, definitely, made me laugh. You are as dear to me
as family. Maybe, even more, because you truly know me. I can’t email
you, but, oh wow, can I do magical things now! And, I’m free to be me.
My friend, I miss you. I grieve for you, too. I would rather you smile
and giggle, though. I would rather you swallow and say, “Ok, I’m going to live”.
I remember the way back to you. I can turn on lights, can’t I? Let me fly.
And you fly, too. Be the best that you can be. Let our friendship be as it is.
If you let it be as it is, it can grow and blossom. My cyberfriend, I love you.
My dear friend, don’t ever think that I have forgotten you”.
I love you, too. I will learn to let it be as it is. My cyberfriend, my dear friend, you go on and fly. Enjoy the delights as you journey the Forever Rainbow. Tell me all about it, when I’m ready. I will try to be the best that I can be. I’m still giggling over the things you said, did, and are doing now.
And, you whispered, “So am I, my dear cyberfriend. I’m giggling over
the things you said, did, and are still doing. I am not gone. I’m not
even offline. I’m just away. … hugs, my friend …” – Tara Windwalker
It’s simple, and beautiful…but I think that’s what makes it such a comfort. I’ve never read anything quite like it before, specifically for ‘us’, I mean. Tara also made an image of perhaps the most poignant part of the piece.
I hope you find it as useful as I did.
Wishing you peace and strength on your journeys,