I’m not ready to give up. But I’m not ready to put it all out there. I don’t want to believe that I was meant to be alone. There is hope. There is love here. It is something I want. So I have committed to giving the relationship time to grow. I will no longer deny what is there. I am not going to let fear hold me back. Why should I? I don’t have to prove how I feel it is already known. This is a path we have traveled before. There is nothing to prove to me I have accepted you for who you are then and now. There is no harm and allowing time to pass in this way. If in time this turns out to not be what is wanted or expected I don’t see it as wasted time. Even if there is pain I think it is worth the time invested. There is no good reason not to love. I don’t want to live in fear.
So why the picture of the cat, this cat was brought into my life out of compassion by the person who owns him. This beautiful, trusting and loving cat has helped me see.