So often when I am embracing you,
It seems that you exist in this world
only because of me and I exist because of you.
It’s not easy to wander in this world
and not lose one’s way,
but the greatest happiness of all
is in giving joy to one’s beloved.
And if the king can have his throne,
and if the bird can have his Spring nest,
and God can have his heaven,
then I, my sweetheart, I can have you!
– Jonathan Townsend –