it seems in difficult times, the intensity of life surrounding you is magnetic; everything more acute. what i find with each passing day is a clarity about the type of person i am, want to be and am becoming. these times certainly point out areas of vulnerability alongside strength, often simultaneously.
i welcome both as part of this process of growth. i'd much rather experience the ache to have stronger compassion and kindness than avoid it all together.
although, i do hope it is fleeting to make way for more beauty.