You know she’s totally crazy, right?
Yeah, are you O.K. with that?
Maybe not the response he was expecting from my former coach, but the one he needed to hear. The one we all need to hear:
My crazy honors the crazy in you.
Intimacy requires it. Vulnerability insists upon it. Love expands around it. As our personal crazy is recognized and honored, our souls relax. We are seen beyond our numbers and titles, and behind the various masks we wear to hide our wounds. In each other’s eyes, we communicate things words or gestures simply cannot. In each other’s eyes, life seems to stop. So, we pause and let our souls dance.
At the hotel, he orders for me. He knows what I want. We eat the same crazy.
We’d like a couple of egg white omelettes. No cheese. Turkey sandwich, hold the mayo. And, could you switch out that bread for something darker?
Listening to his son order, I realize the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Then, we start sharing our story to the woman who will marry us in 24 hours. About Michael’s resistance to chemo. About how we met. About the blue diamond on my ring finger. Her husband is also Italian, he also wavered on cancer treatment, and he also loves to buy her unique jewelry.
Funny, I put it out to the Universe that I wanted to perform a wedding and then, two days later, poof, an email from you appears.” ~Minister Rose Burcina
Michael looks at me and he shakes his head incredulously. Our minister couldn’t have been a better match. Maybe there’s something to my crazy.
Duh…of course, there is! And, today is our wedding day. Your presence via happy vibe, raised glass, or smile is requested. 5pm PST. Soon thereafter, I will be saying…
Michael, shut up and dance. Our song is playing.”
Perhaps we have misread all those stories of maidens locked away in towers. Perhaps she just wanted some peace, privacy, and an amazing penthouse view. Perhaps the dragon was her loyal friend, who kept the rowdy crowd at bay. And maybe, also, she chose the tallest tower to ensure that the only man who achieved an audience with her was willing to make an effort to show that he deeply valued her and that her time and attention was worth the trouble.” ~Kim Nicol
Click to tweet: