"The unnamed relationship in my life
Caught me unawares and I found out
How hollow the life I was leading;
She came, but had no place in my world.
Yet I could not shut her out,
Not turn a deaf ear to her words
Spoken and unuttered as well,
Nor be blind to her joy in me.
In my set life with all its success,
I was choking, dying in my soul;
Her unstated love, her quiet surrender,
Is a breath of fresh air; and I let her be in me. "
(The words are of my choice but the experience is of a dear friend.)