When I pause and look back,
it’s obvious that she has been the path of my life,
that she is the light of what is true.
When I pause to notice what captures my attention, time and energy,
I realize that she permeates it all,
not only introducing me to those interests,
but alluring me toward them – the goodness living there shone.
When I pause to look at me, I see her – love and beauty –
laboring to make life what it is meant to be.
When I pause, I know deep within myself that I am hers,
that my love belongs to me and I to her,
and that not only did I chose this path half a century ago,
I also have chosen it every day since.