Being completely accepted and loved is something that most humans desire. When you find that person who gathers you in, who pulls you together when the world is pulling you apart, you hold on to them.
If you haven’t found your person, my hope is that you do. And if you already know who your special person is, reach out and gather him or her to yourself.
Maybe it’s a sibling or parent, maybe it’s a friend or spouse. Whoever it is, hold on to them tightly.
Tell them how much you appreciate them.
Remind them how grateful you are for their presence in your life.
You gather all the pieces of me—
You gather all the dark places,
You gather all the light places,
You gather my fears and beliefs.
You weave them together and prove
our souls are made of the same cloth.
Let’s not forget this, You and me,
we find beauty in one another.
When the quiet crumbling comes
(and it always comes) we simply
move in closer to each other;
we gather our single-soul cloth
and drape it to cover us both.
We gather underneath the weight—
we gather all of our pieces—
and we hide in one another.
—Carla Jeanne Picklo Jordan