By Sam Yau
When I see your face for the first time,
you lift your gaze to meet mine.
Everyone else fades away.
We know our destiny.
Fired-up neurons trance-dance in unison.
We dive into each other with no fear.
We soar to heaven, sink to hell,
unleash our best and our worst,
mirror each other’s light and shadow.
We grind at each other’s humanness.
In joy, in pain, we grow together.
No matter how many times
we separate and reunite,
we always find our way back
to one another.
We recognize our original faces,
remember our eternal bond,
intertwined for many lifetimes,
forever in each other’s embrace.
To see and be seen
in our soul-essence
is to be in God's presence.
Painting by Olena Zavakevych