Firm, juicy fruit exudes ripeness.
But so do our meetings, our time.
Ideas and feelings grow to bursting
and hang in the air in their fullness.
What to do?† Oh Dear!
If only an idea were a plum,
a relationship a ripe peach!
A yearning that has matured is like
a watermelon, sweet and full of seed.
Ripeness of intent is being on the
threshold of acting, potential doing.
Ripeness of an idea is like having
a cherry, ready for the plucking.
Itís so easy to reach for a ripe apple.
But how to handle a ripe friendship
that is ready to turn into a love affair?
July 16, 2003