“You can trust a human being with grief. Just walk fearlessly into the house of mourning, for grief is just love squaring up to its oldest enemy. And after all these mortal human years, love is up to the challenge.”    Kate Braestrup

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  “You can trust a human being with grief. Just walk fearlessly into the house of mourning, for grief is just love squaring up to its oldest enemy. And after all these mortal human years, love is up to the challenge.”    Kate Braestrup

“You can trust a human being with grief. Just walk fearlessly into the house of mourning, for grief is just love squaring up to its oldest enemy. And after all these mortal human years, love is up to the challenge.”

Kate Braestrup

  “We would be dazzled if we had to treat everything we saw, every visual input, as a separate element and had to figure out the connections anew each time we opened our eyes.”    Gary Klein

“We would be dazzled if we had to treat everything we saw, every visual input, as a separate element and had to figure out the connections anew each time we opened our eyes.”

Gary Klein

 “ That’s the gift you give…it’s what most of us have to give a few times over the course of our lives: to love with a mindfully clear sense of purpose, even when it feels outrageous to do so. Even when you’d rather put on your steel-toed boots and scream. Give it. You won’t regret it. It will come out in the reckoning.”    Cheryl Strayed

That’s the gift you give…it’s what most of us have to give a few times over the course of our lives: to love with a mindfully clear sense of purpose, even when it feels outrageous to do so. Even when you’d rather put on your steel-toed boots and scream. Give it. You won’t regret it. It will come out in the reckoning.”

Cheryl Strayed

  “Part of the job of human beings is to somehow recognize that our own pain is an ally to other people who are in pain.”    Steve Almond

“Part of the job of human beings is to somehow recognize that our own pain is an ally to other people who are in pain.”

Steve Almond

  “Between what is said and not meant and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.”    Khalil Gibran

“Between what is said and not meant and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.”

Khalil Gibran