~ awake in this moment, at home in the world ~


January 21, 2010

My son snuggles into my lap
and tells me he has a confession.
Sometimes when I don't know
what to say to you, he says,
I just tell you I love you.

And for a moment I imagine
how beautiful the world would be,
how much softer, how much kinder,
if we filled our empty, awkward spaces
with a simple I love you.

~ C. C.