Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. [Rainer Maria Rilke]
So often I find myself thinking of the negative connotations of protection. Only sometimes DO I really grasp the fuller meaning of what it means to protect, to BE protected, to really feel there is protection in this Life.
I think this is how I have grown, living alone for so long, and much of that time apart from anything or anyone who I felt could protect me. And then I realise that it was NOT I who wanted protecting, it was I who wished to BE protective.
In a good and healthy way, of course…
Your silence will not protect you. [Audre Lorde]
This is another way of looking at the soup that is protection. I’ve often thought if I just don’t speak up or write about something, it canNOT hurt me or YOU or someone/something else. But this is so far off from Truth I canNOT BElieve I really subscribed to it for so long.
What I have learned, especially in the past few months, is to speak up and to say what I think or feel or want or need. Only saying so has brought understanding and from that understanding the sorts of protection that I have needed.
I love you, Currie