The year 2020 – will we all achieve perfect vision? We can hope that we will at some time in the future see the world as a better place than it is now. Fires engulfing continents, the longed for peace seeming impossible in some places, famine and homelessness in so many countries and as for the political situation in the UK – I shall stop there before this gets totally depressing.
We need to look for the positives in our lives, we need to hope that all is not lost, that things can improve. Sometimes people come into our lives that transform the way we see things. At Christmas we often work on a jigsaw together and that reminded me of the following poem that I wrote a while ago
Until we met, life was incomplete
like a jigsaw unfinished.
Can I begin to say how I felt?
That elusive piece I searched for
seemed forever missing, lost
but needed, to complete my picture.
The straight edges were together,
corner pieces all in place
but a space remained, in the centre.
With you, I found the missing piece.
You gave me the shape I needed
to complete the puzzle.
Now, I have a picture, with pieces
fitting together. Will time leave that
jigsaw complete, out of the box?
I fear that time will take you away
and take that picture apart.
But we live for the now.