“When I feel your heart beating,
I know I am yours.”
I’ve always wondered how to define the difference between living and existing? I wonder if I’ve spent most of my life existing, rather than truly living. But in those calm moments when I feel your heart beating, I’m reminded that, if nothing else, I’ve lived. I’ve known love. I’ve known sacrifice. I’ve known pain, joy, guilt, passion, and everything in between. So how could I say I’ve merely existed? I’ve done so much more than that. I feel it in your heartbeat. I hear it in your voice.
That is how I know I’m living. That is how I know I’m so much more than a simple being. I am yours. I am always yours.
© Sarah Doughty
Yours, for my whole existence.