'Woman of the Night' by William Forde: Copyright, May 11th, 2014.
"See how she leans her cheek towards my hand when she seeks solace of my soul. Her touch has memory to behold; it comforts, it reassures, it embraces and embalms. She cannot receive pleasure without first giving. She is never stinting in her generosity nor mean in praise of other's efforts. She is never short in temper and always gives more than was asked of her or is expected. Wherever she stands on any subject, she will hold her ground without giving sway; always leaving room for the views and opinions of others to be given accommodation beside those of her own. She will never touch the world with badness of thought or with compliments of insincerity.
Her eye of humanity is all seeing. It encompasses all things beautiful and where insight is often blind to silent pain, it embraces the sharing of another's happiness and heartache in equal measure. She walks boldly in high expectation of mankind's capacity to be good and to do well, but treads ever so carefully on fragile ground that lies sacred to the feelings or emotions of another.
She never presses herself upon another nor tries to evershadow them in word or deed. Instead her presence shines down a spotlight upon all things beautiful in people; making more popular those precious things in the individual that we often take for granted and cannot easily see. And though she shines the spotlight on the rest of the human cast, she is forever mindful not to step into the light when it shines upon another's time and place.
Her heart beats kindest of all to nature's drum and she embraces concern for God's earth and all its creatures. Her song of nature flows to the tune of compassion in a stream of endless selflessness that never gets lost in self pity or swamped in denial. Her healing power can breach dams of repressed thought and penetrate the hardest of hearts that longs to love and be loved in return.
She has but one love to bestow on one man; one heart and one life to give without attention divide and these she gave to me. She is my eyes, my touch, my heart, my all; she is my soul mate, my woman of the night!" William Forde: May 11th, 2014.