What is of value to someone, differs from persons to person. And so does what is valuable.
What one person regards as a means to and end, could be regarded by another as a gift.
Such was my experience for the past six years until it abruptly came to and end when I stopped working in the same place and at the same employer as my husband did.
And when I reflect on those times gone by, I realise that so often I took those very minutes and hours for granted. How often it was laden with tension and anger and only in retrospect do I realise how precious moments were wasted on irrelevant, unnecessary and non-sensical issues.
So special were those moments.
for those were the times we discussed our lives together.
Our children and agreed upon discipline measures; future plans and dreams we have for them.
Where we planned birthday gifts and parties. Where we celebrated their achievements and relished our feelings of pride.
We would speak about our relationship, the feelings we for each other and about each other.
We would speak about our dreams and wishes as husband and wife. About what we would like to acquire. About how we plan to realise our dreams.
We would speak about siblings and friends and family. About neighbours, acquaintances and community members.
We would have in-depth discussions about news, topical issues and religious issues.
We would relay funny or fascinating and sometimes shocking stories about our day.
And through these interaction between the two of us, we would get to know the people whom we share our day with, without ever meeting them face to face. We would bring each other into each of our daily lives even when we are not together.
But there were also times of silence due to being absolutely tired after a difficult or gruelling day.
And even in those silent moments, minutes and hours, we would simply relish and bathe in each others presence that is enveloped in an unspoken, but unmistaken love that is prevalent between us.
A love that does not need words to express feelings, thoughts, wishes,dreams and desires.
A love that lives in both of us and merge us into a single entity only a few experience in their life times.
A love that transcends our physical being, our cognisant consciousness and our emotional being.
Because this love we share does not live in a known space or a visible place.
But rather in that which no one has access to except for our creator and ourselves.
Intertwined, interweaved, fused, and melted into a single unit that shares what can never be shared, felt, experienced or possessed by another.
For it is ours to cherish.
Ours to appreciate.
So appreciate every waking and not so awake moment with that one person who shares that special space with you. It can easily just not be there anymore….