Thought for today::
"In your light I learned to love. When I first met Sheila in 2010 in a cafe on Main Street, Haworth, I immediately sensed the bridge that existed between my most romantic dream and wildest possibility. My decision to make a mere second visit one week later was certainly one of my better judgements.
Initially, I looked for the purpose behind me wanting to meet her again. After all, our first meeting had gone well, but I hadn't noticed any frisson of romance lingering in the air as we parted; a certain curiosity perhaps. And yet, I told myself that if my mind was on this new woman on my horizon, I really must have been responding to a call that excited my spirits.
That second visit between us started to open up a range of possibilities for each of us. I was instantly struck by the innocence of her thought and the unselfish nature of her ways. Sheila epitomised the logic of making all reason redundant and purpose powerless in the expression of love. I could sense the spiritual connection between us; the only time in my life when I have had this shared experience with someone I loved. Sheila taught me that there are so many ways one can reach happiness and touch the soul of another, and that love was the one emotion that is guaranteed to get you there.
It took no more than three meetings to know my search had ended.The third time we met, I just knew that what I'd always been looking for had always been you. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that the minute I heard my first love story was the moment I started looking for you.
While there have been too many precious things that you've taught me, Sheila, perhaps the most wonderful has been to let the beauty of what you love and be, be what you do." William Forde: January 21st , 2017.