My oppositional flailings to the expectation-less relationship you desired, have inadvertently weathered my person into a deepening of spirit, reminiscent of the sea-years etched upon your face dearest Sailor. With the persistence of waves on stone at the seashore, these flailings and failings have smoothed harmful rough edges, jagged bits of a younger, old me no longer useful to anyone. And I am grateful. Not despite, but because of, that which my net failed to capture. ~Marcela: version 57.9 despite myself. June 22, 2019 __________________________ "Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught." -kahlil Gibran Interestingly enough, I deliberately cast a net a few years ago, and in so doing, despite my oppositional flailings against its very nature, the 'catch' quite inadvertently developed, through a love and friendship unlike any other I have known, into a profound deepening of my spirit, one not unlike what Mr. Gibran speaks of. ~M.Y.M. Kahlil Gibran quote from Google Search Poetry and Image: All Rights Reserved Marcela Mrnka, please share but do attribute. Thank you. ~M.