It is naive to think you know someone so well.
To think that whatever time you have shared in knowing their
habits, their history, their stories, their weaknesses, their
strengths, their wounds, and deepest corners of their heart could
ever sum them up-- is unjust.
It is a shame to be unaware of the subtle shifts and changes that happen
every day, every moment, right before your eyes. The little
crinkles around her eyes that get ever-so-slightly deeper and
wiser. The silver linings of her hair. The wonders of time and how
they show their presence in such beautiful ways.
You may think that a flower is simply a flower. A flower that
looks and smells just as simply as it always has. Or that the ocean
is simply salt water and blue.
The flower is always moving, changing, blossoming, and giving life
to the birds and the bees. The ocean's tides rise and fall with the
phases of the moon. The currents change direction. And depending
on how the sun hits the water, the colors and shades of blue are
in fact, infinite.
Everything around you and everyone is always changing. Take time
to smell the roses. Take time to watch the tide. Take time to see
your love with new eyes. It would be a shame to miss it.