I love you for passing over all foolish,
weak things thatyou can't help dimly
seeing there, and for drawing out into
the light... all the beautiful belongings
that noone else had looked quiet far enough
Your slightest look easily will unclose me...
though I have closed myself...as fingers you
open always petal by petal myself as spring
opens(touching... skillfully... mysteriously...)
her first rose..............
WILL THE REAL ME PLEASE STAND UP
It is a very common anticipation that
"if I open up to you, I will burden
you "Some have said the same thing
from a different perspective:"People
don't want to hear about me."They have
enough problems of their own."
Can this be true?
Self-disclosure in and of itself is
never a burden. It is more important
to realize that in and of myself, I
am a gift...If I give you this gift as
an act of love, through honest self-
disclosure, it will not be a burden,
It will be the unconditional gift of
communication. Gifts are never burdens,
unless strings are attached. My sharing
will ask nothing of you, except an
empathic listening. My self-disclosure
will make no other demands on you,
but to take my sharing into the gentle
and grateful hands of acceptance.
In giving you this gift, I am truly
giving you myself. It is my most precious,
perhaps my only true gift............