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After I Saw You, by Yolanda Barker and Leah Pearlman, Dharma Comics video, via elephant journal


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elephant journal writes...

Human relationships can be difficult, and our love lives can be messy and intangible.

Sometimes to alleviate the discomfort of not being able to make sense of an experience, we become black and white. But what if we didn’t have to look for closure, or book-end our experiences?

What if all romantic encounters were star-crossed? What if “happily ever after” meant making peace with the past?

After I Saw You, by Leah Pearlman

After I saw you I went home and meditated on magic. I sat in the dark and let my heart dart back through the years, tracing curves, and twists and swerves that led to now, and how we each took a different direction That fed us right back into connection.  After I saw you I went home And meditated on love. I sat in the dark and let my heart expand so much it broke apart. Seeing you there I was so surprised I could have cried and I think I did but I hid it from you.  My body was trembling while my heart was remembering and my mind was assembling the things you say when just there’s no way to convey what you feel when you get what you need to help you heal.  After I saw you I went home and meditated on gratitude. And I have to hand it to the Powers who knew just whose face would help replace struggle with grace.  After I saw you I went home with faith restored The past unmoored And a sense of knowing it’s time to move forward. It’s time. It’s time.