“I have a friend who took all the doors out of his house one summer. It reminds me there’s nothing I have that’s worth hiding, he said. No secrets is the key to world peace. He put them all back on that winter. I decided it was peaceful enough for me, he said.”
– Brian Andreas
This week I’ve read some pretty heavy blog entries. Heavy stuff involving abuse, miscarriage, death, rage, blood, pain. It was all in there. This stuff is weighing me down. Makes me walk a little slower. Makes me think. Something that is resonant through these stories I have read, though, include the opposite side of life. Resilience, healing, strength, forgiveness, continuing, love. These things show through. Make me lighter. Allow me to turn my face to the sun and smile. Allows me to accept the warmth that is also in the world.
I admire these beautiful women for what they have shared on WordPress of late, and it reminded me of the Brian Andreas quote above.
If you’re interested, here are the posts, however, if you’re already in a crummy mood, maybe just go for a walk instead:
- A real story about a real person who talks about something that people don’t usually talk about.
- A beautifully written piece about a terrible loss.
- A piece that is self-described as “cobbled or patched” but I find brave and thought-provoking.