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There was a time when dreams and plans took wings.
Your beloved’s eyes contained the cosmos,
inviting you to travel to distant worlds.
Why have you narrowed your vision?
Circumstances have changed
and life has dealt with blows.
But the cosmos still waits in those eyes.
Look carefully.

If you remain delighted with each new moment
and open to surprises, you are on the path of life.
If you have become rigid and bored, complaining and criticizing when faced with change,
you are on the path of death.

In your early days together
your souls and bodies opened to each other.
You moved with grace and ease
and your days and nights were filled
with new and wondrous thoughts.

“The Couple’s Tao Te Ching” W. Martin