Mike Frawley

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were. Richard Bach
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I caught the single teardrop as it slowly meandered down her cheek, and feeling a bit emotional myself, hoarsely whispered it’s alright.  She shivered slightly and mumbled I’m sorry.  My mind went back for a moment remembering how we’d been best friends since we met in high school.  Even though I’d always had feelings for her, I was and remained her friend as she fell in love with and married another man.  Attending their wedding was quite a mixed bag of emotions, and I quite remember her teasingly saying she wished I could be one of her bridesmaids.  I almost found that one humorous, though I did believe I detected a slight trace of compassionate sorrow in her eyes as she was speaking.  Now here we were tonight after all these years, and they would soon be divorced.  We mostly sat in silence not really paying any attention to whatever happened to be on television.  She softly cried off and on while I held her, squeezing her a little more tightly with every sob, feeling her pain yet at the same moment being acutely aware of the fact that I was finally holding the most beautiful and desirous woman in the world.   After a while she looked at me and softly said, you’ve always been there for me, happy or sad, come hell or high water you’ve always been there, thank you.  She looked down for an instant as if searching for words, then looked at me again.  Her eyes were red and swollen and I didn’t even bother telling her that the mascara streaks covering her lovely visage made her look like an 80’s glam rocker.  After what felt like an eternity, she halfheartedly put on her best sultry smile and barely audibly whispered, do you want to make me yours tonight?  Oh this is going to hurt.  Of course I did, Dear God how I did.  I took two or three deep breaths, the first of which may have more closely resembled a gasp and answered no, not tonight.  I don’t want to make love to you tonight because you’re hurting or because you know I want to.  I don’t want to make love to you tonight because I want to, and I do.  When the time is right I want to make love to you every night forever because you want me to.  The next few minutes were a bit strange as we traded enough tears and smiles to last a lifetime.  She spent the night and yes we both slept in the same bed, with our clothes on.  She slept like a baby though I must confess I found it quite difficult to even close my eyes, much less think about sleeping, but still, lying there smiling, I knew we were going to be alright. 

2 days ago

I Don't Want To Make Love To You Tonight

4 days ago

Sometimes the good is the enemy of the best.

5 days ago

She smiled, now I don’t know anything, and yet somehow everything is fine.

Far too often we tend to dwell on the negative, with what’s wrong in the world, in our lives, and in ourselves.  Think about it for a moment.  While it’s no doubt true that this fragile and temporary dream world we inhabit and take at face value as reality could probably stand a little improvement, as could we all, what actual benefit is there in complaining or focusing on everything we perceive as wrong?  Do our negative thoughts actually change or improve anything in any way?  Are they physically, spiritually or emotionally beneficial, do they make the slightest difference in any sort of positive manner?  Speaking only from personal experience, I can tell you that I’m never at my best when angry or negative, even if and when it might possibly be justified.  Certainly on the surface at least, life, the world, and all people including ourselves are less than perfect, but seeing what’s wrong is never a solution.  If you actually care enough to desire to make a change, at least within yourself, why not start by finding something right.  Let’s face it, most of us cannot and will not change the world, however we can, if desired, change our perception or thoughts, which in effect not only changes our world, but that of everyone around us as well.  Our positive smiles words and deeds can truly make a difference.  Over and over the wise of all faiths and traditions have taught us that joy and peace must be found within, as they are not gifts of the world, but of the spirit.  Why not give it a try?  Find something right and go from there.   Enjoy yourself my friend, and do make time to find and savor the great beauty that permeates and surrounds each of us.  On this little adventure we call life, our only task is to grow in our understanding and sharing of love.  Everything else is merely a harmless illusion masquerading as reality. 

5 days ago

Find Something Right

10 days ago

Please don’t take it personally  it is only their dream at play just personally take care of it in a most kind and loving way

19 days ago

Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?

Do you need Me ?I am there. You cannot see Me, yet I am the light you see by. You cannot hear Me, yet I speak through your voice. You cannot feel Me, yet I am the power at work in your hands.I am at work, though you do not understand My ways.I am at work, though you do not understand My works.I am not strange visions. I am not mysteries.Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, can you know Meas I AM, and then but as a feeling and a faith.Yet I am here. Yet I hear. Yet I answer.When you need ME, I am there.Even if you deny Me, I am there.Even when you feel most alone, I am there.Even in your fears, I am there.Even in your pain, I am there.I am there when you pray and when you do not pray.I am in you, and you are in Me.Only in your mind can you feel separate from Me, foronly in your mind are the mists of “yours” and “mine”.Yet only with your mind can you know Me and experience Me.Empty your heart of empty fears.When you get yourself out of the way, I am there.You can of yourself do nothing, but I can do all.And I AM in all.Though you may not see the good, good is there, forI am there. I am there because I have to be, because I AM.Only in Me does the world have meaning; only out of Me does the world take form; only because of ME does the world go forward.I am the law on which the movement of the stars and the growth of living cells are founded.I am the love that is the law’s fulfilling. I am assurance.I am peace. I am oneness.  I am the law that you can live by.I am the love that you can cling to. I am your assurance.I am your peace. I am ONE with you. I am.Though you fail to find ME, I do not fail you.Though your faith in Me is unsure, My faith in you neverwavers, because I know you, because I love you.Beloved, I AM There.

21 days ago

I Am There (James Dillet Freeman)