We humans learn through tears and snot. We want to think it’s more like a proper classroom. One where kids don’t pull each others hair, or call each other names. No, we have to be prepared for skinned knees and wailing.
Acceptance frees us from denial.
I am an expert at cutting ties. You grew up on the other side of the tracks. You hold people extremely close, you send cards at every birthday. I hardly buy cards for anything.
Who has a lesson to learn?
Compassion drives me to break the bad habits. I seek closeness, and only just recently started understanding what it looked like. Love is misinterpreted. Miscomprehension is typical. You think you know but it’s just knowledge not wisdom. Not core understanding.
I want to get to a point where I can hold people close without breaking them. I know we all want that. We’re going to get dirty together. Are we prepared for that? Can we forgive our humanness?