LOVE AFTER LOVE, Derek Walcott
The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart. Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life.
Image: Antonio Rocco, The Emigrants, c. 1910, Pinoteca Museum in Sao Paolo
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray for the charities we support as a church and for whom we would have been raising money today at our Summer Fair.
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