“Is it possible
to drown in one’s own tears?
Watching the news
reading the news
seeing the torture
and torment
across the globe,
reading, hearing, watching
the inhumane treatment
of our fellow man
and then listening
to the comments
that speak as if
those particular breed
of humanity
deserve the ill,
inhumane treatment?!
I am lost
in this huge and violent sea
and I now understand
why the sea is filled
with salt water–
it’s from all the tears shed
over the years
of man’s inhumanity to man.
I have answered
my own question–
it is indeed possible
to drown
in one’s own tears…”

~ Pamela Rae



Always remember who we are, any time, anywhere

“You may think your life is too long. But when you come to the end you may think it too short. You may wonder how you lived without being truly able to savor the memories. Now at the end you hardly have time to go back. To do that would take another lifetime. And you have only this one. Given the way you remember your life, would you say it was worth it? Would you have gained a pretty good idea of why you happened to wind up here? Could you identify the memories in the stories that tell the saga of you? Could it be that one of the main reasons we are on this earth is to remember who we are? The song that sings in our blood, the song of our sacred ancestors, transcends the boundaries of a lifetime. Memories make a mockery of such ephemeral borders as future, present, and past. We Who Have Gone Before always remember who we are, any time, anywhere.” ~ Stephen Foster



“The ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the other nor of the self, the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them for however brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone.”

~ David Whyte