Poet David Whyte has written that “heartbreak is unpreventable, the natural outcome of caring for people and things over which we have no control, of holding in our affections those who inevitably move beyond our line of sight. Heartbreak is the beautifully helpless side of love and affection and has its own way of inhabiting time. Heartbreak is something we hope we can avoid; something to guard against, a chasm to be carefully looked for and then walked around. But heartbreak may be the very essence of being human, of being on the journey from here to there, and of coming to care deeply for what we find along the way…” [Patti Digh, 37Days, 4 May 2014]
I BElieve that we’re made to love and care and even think about and of each other. Sometimes we absolutely should Put Another First. Sometimes we must get our oxygen mask on and adjusted first. Then help another/others.
I also BElieve that there is no extent to which anyone can go that is “too much” or “too far” when it comes to loving and caring and thinking about another/others.
It is hard to lose someone we have loved. Who has loved us. Who we will miss every day.
This is NOT ancient wisdom.
In fact it’s BEcome common sense to me.
I love you, Currie