On What We CAN Do

Posted elsewhere on July 24, 2011 by emanita01

Today, the following quote in a FB post inspired me.

“We can never judge the lives of others,
because each person knows only
their own pain and renunciation.” ~Paulo Coelho

While this may be true, it lead me elsewhere:

But we can try to understand another’s pain,
and we can try to lessen another’s burdens.
And if we cannot do either,
we can simply offer another a consoling shoulder
to lay their weary head upon and
the embrace of friendly arms
to ground them while they put
in place the pieces of their fractured souls.
~M. Anita Bailey

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About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Brookline, Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and a dramatized poem.
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