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the heavenletter of 1/17/06

"Open the cage door, and let the bird of love out. If it is to be love, it must stay with you of its own accord"
These 2 lines, right here...
when I was 12 years old I baby sat for an emotionally disturbed boy & his younger brother. Their mom had a biker boyfriend, & some of the stories people hear about "those" types of people are really true. It seems that they have the absolute biggest hearts. The mom, Helen, had been given a gift by her boyfriend, which she hung on the wall. I loved it from the 1st time I saw it. It was a plaque, & on it was a poem I instantly memorized, as even at that young age it touched me deeply. I am quite sure many of you have read this before. I share it here again now:
"If you love something
Set it free
If it comes back to you
It's yours
If it doesn't
It never really was..."