I feel kinda kinder than ever I did.
I feel kinda warmer than ever I did.
I feel kinda fearful that what I have done
is not as good as good could be but maybe
as good as others might have done.
And emerging from online into reality
is something that grown-ups like me
should learn – that’s be able! – to face and
own up to, like fly with a swat (only gentler
perhaps; yes, gentler is nicer by far).
And maybe I ought to feel kinda fearful,
and maybe I shouldn’t feel kinda warmer,
and maybe that “kinder” I feel’s out of fear,
but really I do have to tell you dear people,
whether my being is grand, rubbish or
someone in between, at least let us
grown-ups own up to the need
for the love which befriends us and brings
us back home: the love that is truth,
empathy and compassion: the love
that might one day be
* I read the other day of the difference between empathy and compassion. If I remember rightly, empathy causes us to cry for the other; compassion, meanwhile, leads us to help out the other. Empathy makes the one feel good. Compassion makes the both more human.
I wonder if this is so, and whether this may make us all so very much stronger.
I wonder … and to be honest, am terribly terribly confused …
Yup. That’s the truth. Oh yes, it really is.