You have set me apart from the start of this life. the pattern continues: my yearning for union, seeking to cleave to one other person & place. this ever eludes me. what choice have i but to turn to You, true constant in the kaleidoscope of this impermanence? You sent me on this quest, You accompany me. i cling to You, Shiva. You don't turn me away -- how could the heart turn from its very own beating?