That Bigger Story

Your story does not stand alone.
it is interwoven
with the stories of countless others,
affected by and affecting
the lives of persons you love
and persons you do not even know.
It is, furthermore, a page
in the book of the entire universe.
Name it as such
and dare to claim as your own,
that bigger story.

© 2018 Dennis Ference

Neuroses

The roots of all our neuroses lie here,
in the conflict between the longing for growth and freedom
and our incapacity or refusal to pay the price in suffering
of the kind which challenges the supremacy of the ego’s demands.

~ Hellen M. Luke

I love you…

I love you without knowing how,
or when, or from where.
I love you simply,
without problems or pride:
I love you in this way
because I do not know
any other way of loving but this,
in which there is no I or you,
so intimate that your hand
upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep
your eyes close.”

~ Pablo Neruda