>>Of Paradise Intrusions & Lovers’ Dares, of Passions & Obsessions - Glimpses into The Love Matters Series …
Snips and Patches of Summer - a journal of Seaside notes of ethereal correspondence - of nano bits of inner voices - virtual and physical, always of the deepest personal touch - of elevated souls, of swooping gulls and crashing waves and other fits of passions and obsessions that are moving gentlefolk to daring displays of opposites: of their love across all aspects, and also of hateful, hurtful attacks, intruding upon this paradise at the beach…
…paradise it is, glorious summer at it’s height, especially beautiful and entrancing all around this architecturally magnificent seaside city - the white sand alone emanates loving waves of elevated spirit - taking troubled breaths and offering in exchange pure serenity - all upon the fragrant winds of ocean mist.
As with the rest of the sphere of happenings all around the globe, just as the warming season peaks, a crashing is occurring as these forces collide - even in this lil bit of paradise, upon the head of the lovely trail through sand and seagrass. The delightful plaza that provides the vibrant entrance to the many winding and twisting paths through the as yet unspoiled paradise within, this lil spot of serenity is also disrupted daily by the gathering of the self possessed intent on spreading their venom.
Two very special lovers have just passed through - longtime partners in many ways; this haven has been a favorite place for them to rendezvous and find themselves in each other. An essential routine - an obsession of their mutual own that has been vital to their strength and ability to face the many shocks and trials life relentlessly brings.
Unbelievable the attacks they have been weathering together - facing them together for many years, they have grown to be true lovers, in their own special, unconventional way. Their determination to finally bring their full, beautiful relationship out into the open has, truth-be-told, triggered all of this particular crisis this morning.
Their story is like many, and this first segment of their story within is offered in the genuine, loving hope that not only they, but the many others in their network of growth will surely benefit. This first glimpse into their lil corner of the elsphere - the underlying and surrounding natural and vital complement to the essential base - is one of the key aspects that affect the the passions and obsessions that move both this awesome seaside space as well as the entire sphere of happenings.
Always respectful of their many other “partners,” - they do share the gift for building genuine relationships - they have crafted their own based a depth of love that is fundamental to all that they do and who they are at core - always working together to marshall their very best - and now this.
Other “regulars” are already arrayed around this popular place of convergence, even at this early hour. As our lovers take the most open route, fully exposed to the plaza at the head behind and the rocky cape just ahead, and of course to the seemingly infinite expanse of breathtaking sea all along side. Not a day for our usual care - time to let it all out - we have earned this - - - so run their silent, merged thoughts as they steady one another, openly showing who they really are at home with each other in this natural paradise.
In clear line of sight of them, sitting in his cruiser at this early dawn, nestled under the stand of trees at the edge of the beach, the park ranger draws one last satisfying puff of tobacco and flicks the butt out into the sand. F’k’em - look at them already tromping around - those two lovers heading for the rocks - that usual bunch crowding into the plaza - ugh - another long day ahead w these assholes - would love to run them all over, right now - I could; I should! - F’k’em…
With increasing comfort about their mutual decision to break out, the two pause to make the most of this amazing scene - a longtime favorite of theirs, it has extra beauty and meaning as they admire the play of the rising sun on all elements of the beach.
Shifting their gaze from the dance of morning light upon the ocean waves to the entrance area, they immediately note the approach of two all-too-familiar figures.
“There is no escape, love - look at them back there, moving from the parking area towards the plaza - together!!”
“Incredible - what are the odds? - except that we have asked for it - even invited it - it was time to bring this to a head.”
“Indeed - but we need our space, our separation from and away from that madness - we all do these days, but we are fortunately blessed with the capacity to reach and stretch and venture out to gain much-needed perspective on critical matters…”
“…thanks, of course, to you and me and all we have built together - a pause within pauses to thank you, my love.”
“Right back at you… So do they, they need this view that only comes with love - love across it’s infinite aspects - this is what matters, my love…
“…but they are too obsessed to find it - we helped this to happen - let’s see it through - put our full selves on display…”
“…oooh that will provoke even more - but it is time - even in this paradise, our beautiful spot, the craziness intrudes - but we did know - we did ask.”
"I knew he couldn't leave us alone, but I hoped we'd catch a break, a few precious moments in our favorite spot - look out there, so beautiful this morning.”
“That’s just it - it is wonderful here - love this, you, even them, in a way. We knew all of that - that mine would follow, too - we both knew - and needed this, didn’t we?”
“Oh, so much to absorb - and we alway do…”
“…that is “us” - we are good at our kind of love, and we know that for sure - so much energy when we are like this - makes us better and more able every time.”
“Yes my dear - our loving notes, mixing with all the others all around us in this awesome scene - our inner el voices we always talk about, it’s like they are singing this morning - singing with the wind and the gulls - aaaah, so nice - feeling bold here, sharp and seeing things so clearly - we needed to make something special happen, right here, right now.”
“Such a storm - both of them at once - in fact, all of them at once - see them - look - little do they suspect - rushing blindly ahead they are, all riled up, into that hyper bunch that always gathers and stays at the tables - the ones we call the parrots, the chips - always parroting, always with chips on their shoulders - they deserve each other…”
“…yes, watch out - they are storming right into that nest of trouble-makers.”
“Hey, talk about storms, where’s that daffy ranger? I feel like he is really dangerous - one of those who could actually be triggered to do awful things - all these displays, both careless and intended, push ones like him over the edge.”
“Yes - but the thing is that he, and our two, and I suspect most of that usual bunch, they can be every bit as loving as us - when they aren’t so consumed…”
“…Indeed, we are all inundated with shows of hurt and attack - even many of our so-called leaders…”
“…would-be leaders, you mean - they alway Trumpet their leadership credentials, but the examples they set is fundamental to their kind of leadership - they master their displays of hate and hurt and harm and they rise upon the passions it stirs - such awful examples they set - ones like our ranger actually take that to heart.”
“And the rest of that group gets themselves all wound up - unable to fend off venom and ugly noise, they just add to it - their obsession.”
“Look at them together, all of them back there - they easily found fellows, even in this awesome place.”
‘aaaaargh - we’ve earned this, all of this…”
“…and they all need it, all of what we can see - displays of the alternatives. Come closer love, turn away for a bit - that will wait and will alway be there - but it’s “we” - “us” - this right here that is so essential, vital.”
“Indeed, this we need to push on - enough of a glimpse for now - let’s seize our moment — love does matter - we, us, all of us need to push back against that madness - let’s keep walking.”
Climbing and balancing on the rocks overlooking the beach and endless waves, as they have done many times before, usually alone, but today, this morning, they were beyond themselves, at their own critical point, needing above all else to push their relationship forward.
Knowing their strength and vision together, seeking ever more the clarity that only can find together, they press on, taking it all in…