A Message in a Bottle- from Wolf and Mermaid
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Random world events are sometimes not random at all. Tossing a bottle into the water or finding a bottle and being interested enough to read the message- both require curiosity, creativity, initiative, instinct, and desire. They are not random acts. They are intentioned acts that are aided by the randomness of the universe.
That is the same as the story of our love. Our meeting was random. Our lives had geographically circled each others for years- her living in Sleepy Hollow, me living in Nyack- both frequenting the same bars, parks, restaurants, museums and trains. But, when we met, it was a random act. But a random act that we were both prepared for.
I told Katie that my wife had died of suicide only a month and a half earlier. She was understanding to the point of making me believe that my troubles are normal, that there was no stain on me, no problem with me. And then she confided that she understood mental illness because of her son’s struggles. When her son passed of suicide, I recognized many of the feelings- the powerlessness, the acceptance of reality, the understanding that a silent invisible disease had overtaken him. But, of course, many of the emotions I could not fathom. The loss of a child is more pain than anyone should have to face.
The early events of our relationship drove us closer and closer. Our understanding, partnership and love grew day by day. We moved in together and shared a home. We planted a garden together. Worked together during the coronavirus times.
And now- you are reading this message, which we tossed into the Hudson, on the day of our wedding- August 14, 2020. In the middle of frightening times- political tension, neighbors fighting with neighbors over the words of politicians, people sheltering in their houses- afraid of the future, out of work, questioning what the Fall and Winter will bring. Amid all of this distress- we decided to vow our love and commitment to each other.
Why? Because we needed each other. We needed the connection we found. Was it random? Yes. But did it require patience, creativity, initiative, courage, persistence, kindness and love on our parts? Yes- even more so.
The message we hope you take away, dear reader, is simple. Don’t wait for the universe to deliver your dreams to you. Make yourself ready- not by any specific action- but just by being clear in your mind what you need.
And then trust the randomness to deliver it to you. And be ready……
Wolf and Mermaid
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