She plucks the odd loose thread puts it on the table and finds another and a bit of what could be twine. She weaves them together loosely, with seeming abandon until they are an ill formed braid barely hanging together, a jumble of color and fabric, a true hodge-podge. But when she says to all of us gathered, “look at the amazing tapestry I have woven, we all nod approvingly and for a moment, when we look away, we see the intricate story she sees so clearly and believes she has so carefully told.
We awaken and look at each other as though we are meeting for the first time. Your eyes seem new to me, but well remembered, a place I have often been, which is always new, always where I want to go, from which I want to never return. I trace your chin, your shoulder-blade, and my fingertip knows its way, finding anew what it desires, this day like every other, unlike any other. We soon, too soon most days, arise and begin a day that is so much like the one before it, and before it, and totally different, but our love is an unwavering constant, a thread that easily spans both space and time.