The tea feels warm in her hands,
soothing her against the cold
of a necessary conversation.


Breathe into the Darkness

Hatred can come in many feelings
entangled with thoughts of unfairness.
Breathe into the abyss,
accepting all as it is.
Winter forests do not struggle
against dark,
but the spring always comes back again.


Quote #31

“Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.”
― Andrew Boyd, Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe