One of the golden rules of blogging as our inspirational teacher, Will Kostakis, told us – is to keep posting. But as it has been over a year so I have truly broken that one.
At this point in time, I would like to invite the great writer, Charles Dickens, to my defense. Among his last words were these:
“Be natural my children. For the writer that is natural has fulfilled all the rules of art.”
So I would argue that the rule of being natural – and having my gap year – was a more profound rule than that of a regular blog post.
I have been busy travelling and following the Universal Truth I learned during my NDE – to follow my heart in all things. In my travels I stayed in many towns but it was in Heidelberg where I first noticed the recent European phenomenon of couples who celebrate their union with an engraved, locked padlock bolted onto some picturesque bridge.
And it’s not just the metal fretwork where padlocks are found. In Kraslava, Latvia, I saw a painted chain (and padlock) drilled into a small boulder.
I know couples will always look to find their own sacred sites, for these become part of the narrative of their love.
Yet whether its engraving padlocks or carving initials in a tree, how much nicer it is to leave our beautiful environment alone and just celebrate the moment with one another …
Happy Valentines Day.