This is a poem I wrote about a real experience I had in therapy almost 20 years ago during one of our ending sessions. It was with a therapist who helped me a lot and it was hard to say goodbye.
She looked over at me, a childlike smile spread across her lips, her eyes twinkled and she paused for thought looking directly at me, a certain kind of longing filled the space between us…
“I feel like I love you,” she said.
I smiled, touched by her vulnerability, her innocence, her courage.
“I know,” I said.
“How do you know?” she seemed surprised.
“Because I can feel it,” and I placed my hand across my heart, “In here.”
A tiny glimpse of sadness crossed her face.
“How would it feel if I loved you too?” I asked her.
“Do you love me?” she barely whispered.
“I feel love for you, yes.”
And with that her tears flowed, as did mine and they spoke more than a thousand words ever could.
The spoke of sadness because we’d part soon and never meet again….
And they danced a joyful stream down our faces because we had met and had shared all that we had….
And it felt beautiful….
Copyright / Photo & Poem by Maria Albertsen