It occured to me that lately I’ve written about ways to spice up your relationship and keep it fresh. However, a very wise and dear friend sent me a bit of food for thought about my most recent post Making The Effort. I don’t think her words need much explanation; they are beautiful and poignant. She said:
“(In a relationship) the sparks eventually turn into embers (the part of the fire with the most heat) … No more popping, sparking, or sizzling, but comforting nonetheless. And they hold the heat forever. The fire can be almost out, but if you stir up those embers, you get a little flame and you have a new beginning, sparks and all.”
Beautiful. Fire and flames are new and exciting, but eventually they flicker and grow dim. And that’s ok. Because the heat and the embers are around forever.