i remember this song from when i was just a beginner pilgrim. not that i have moved very far from there now. things have become…different since then. i have more knowledge and less courage. some of the translucence of the first steps has been lost. some steady peace has been gained.
and yet – his fire burns in me. the passion of the first meeting has grown and transmuted into quiet unquestioning love. love which is the reason for all other reasons. my hand in his, my steps in his, so i try to walk. outside him there is no life.