He was just four years old.
I asked him to tell me what love felt like.
With a very serious look on his face, he thought
long and hard.
Then he waved his hands all around his body
in ever enlarging circles.
It’s SO big my heart doesn’t fit inside me!
Tonight as we had a celebration dinner for this
child who is now 28
embarking on an exciting new venture in his life
I told that story.
Enfolding him in the middle of a family hug
we all expanded our hearts to that size
I asked him to hold that feeling
in his heart forever
and tap into it
whenever he felt the need.
Written for my oldest son, Marc
© Raili Tanska