You cannot value wisdom without equally valuing mistakes.
What you think someone else is thinking is still just what you think until you verify.
Like I love Idaho’s mountains and lakes, like I love the white sand and blue-green waters of Pensacola Beach, so have I come to love the dark forests teeming with life and long, wild winters of Massachusetts.
Shifting gears again, not quite, but almost back up to speed.
I’m beginning to understand how much death is part of the rhythm of life. I’m not okay with it and my losses hurt no less, but I see the wisdom in getting to know Grief–who will visit me many times and again should I live long enough and keep on falling in love with people and animals and life as it is in a given moment that cannot stay.
Like their Lego towers and magnet block houses, my children break my heart and put it back together over and over and over again.
Grief is Love’s heaviest dress.