happy birthday to my sweets!

sweets, this is for you on your special day.  instead of writing it in a card or handing it to you in a note, i thought i would make it a post so everyone else could read and see how beautiful this poem is. “Our Union” by Hafiz:

Our union is like this: You feel cold, so I reach for a blanket to cover our shivering feet. A hunger comes into your body, so I run to my garden and start digging potatoes. You asked for a few words of comfort and guidance, and I quickly kneel by your side offering you a whole book as a gift. You ache with loneliness one night so much you weep, and I say here is a rope, tie it around me, I will be your companion for life.

i love you.  happy birthday!  xxoxo- s